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Posted: 5/21/2003 1:30:29 PM EDT
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/05/09/opinion/meyer/main508498.shtml proof that it is an individual right can be found in the national archives that hold letters that were written between various presidents in the 1700s. They clearly state "And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms....." Samuel Adams, United States Congress, Bill of Rights Ratification, 1779 This is clear evidence of what our founding fathers intended. Or at least some of it, even though your article lists otherwise. This proof has been conveniently ignored for the past century, not been unknown. Also your article is very biased in its setup. You clearly throw convictions at the NRA as they have been throwing propaganda around, but later you clearly state that it has not been ruled as a collective right. The so-called propaganda they spread is merely supportive facts to the idea of the 2nd Amendment being an individual right. The fact that make no mention of the atrocities liberals have done is rather bland. Democrats have in the past distorted facts, passed around false/incorrect stats for gun violence in America in order to muster up more support. They have also resorted to using massive propaganda efforts using CNN and other such news networks to distort facts. They were recently caught with their hand in the cookie jar with an "Assault Weapons" demonstration by a sherriff's deputy in which he fired a fully automatic AK-47, and saying that kind of weapon would be allowed to the public. Totally incorrect information and lies. I think it's rather pathetic that your article is giving these people credit as being the just ones. You might want to correct your report. It's clear you didn't do any research. You just wrote an article you delcare as "factual" simply by what one side of the fight told you. And I'm guessing you got your information from the democrats. Here do this, get one of the so-called gun violence statistics chart from the Brady Center(bunch of liars) and then get one from the Department of Justice. You'll be surprised at how different they are. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Sincerely not the Democrats', Goon
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 2:04:48 PM EDT
I responded to that asshole last week as well. I asked him to re-read the original Amendments as they were written and then ask himself if the other nine are individual rights (which they all appear to be without question) then why the hell would the founding fathers decide to make the second amendment the only collective one??! I think if their idea was to have individual and collective rights they would of seperated them a little better. Then again what do I know. The Ten Original Amendments: The Bill of Rights. Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. AMENDMENT I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. AMENDMENT II A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. AMENDMENT III No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. AMENDMENT IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. AMENDMENT V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation. AMENDMENT VI In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. AMENDMENT VII In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. AMENDMENT VIII Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. AMENDMENT IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be con- strued to deny or disparage others retained by the people. AMENDMENT X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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