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I cain't he'p it, I'm just compelled to nitpick. <grin>
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Posted by: TEEBONE

03/27/2021, 16:08:05

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MT: 2nd Amendment restricts government
Submitted">Mark A. Taff

Regardless of where one stands on gun control, we should see the prerogative of gun regulation resides in the statehouses, not the White House. The president certainly can use his "bully pulpit" to solicit legislation through the states. But Montana officials should remind the president and Congress the Second Amendment is a stern restriction on them.

Comment by:PHORTO(3/27/2021)
The writer arrives at (kind of) the right conclusion, but his analysis is only partially accurate.

He is correct that the 2A was intended for the purpose he indicated. However, that is merely the purpose the right is enshrined in writing. The right and the purpose for its enumeration are two different things. The right exists regardless of its enumeration, and it is fundamental. The enumeration doesn't create the right, which is preexisting. It prohibits any federal infringement*, ostensibly for the reason stated in the amendment's subordinate clause.

*The 14A extends the prohibition to bind the states.

Separating these two issues is paramount to understanding the importance of the right, and its prominent place as an unalienable liberty.


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

Liberals are people who stand on their heads and insist that the world is upside-down.

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