Washington's 'rush' on guns bogs down Dept. of Licensing
As yesterday's Washington Times was reporting that "black Friday" gun sales were the sixth highest in history, on the heels of another report that National Instant Background Checks had declined more than 14 percent from November 2012, the Washington Department of Licensing told this column that it is months behind on logging handgun transfers into ... (more)
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“shall NOT be infringed”
Since: Oct 13
#1 Dec 4, 2013
Who cares? There shouldn't even be an 'National Instant Background Check' system. For it is in clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions "restrictive" clause:
"The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall NOT be infringed."
Our governments were EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN from enacting ANY 'law' which interferes with that specific right in ANY way, shape or form. A FACT which the U.S. Supreme Court USED to recognize:
"The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed, but this, as has been seen, means no more than that it shall not be infringed by Congress. This is one of the amendments that has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government, leaving the people to look for their protection against any violation by their fellow citizens of the rights it recognizes, to what is called, in The City of New York v. Miln, 11 Pet. 139, the "powers which relate to merely municipal legislation, or what was, perhaps, more properly called internal police," "not surrendered or restrained" by the Constitution of the United States."--United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875).
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