Former Member of the Supreme Court Wants to Add These Five Words to the Second Amendment

There are 14 comments on the Feb 21, 2014, TheBlaze.com story titled Former Member of the Supreme Court Wants to Add These Five Words to the Second Amendment. In it, TheBlaze.com reports that:

Pro-gun advocates will likely be relieved that John Paul Stevens, 93, is now retired and no longer serving as a member of the Supreme Court.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#70 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Really? A militia is composed of civilians to protect against enemy attack. "Well regulated" means that the militia has a chain of command whose orders are to be followed. Its purpose is to defend, not attack. It also implies that the members of the militia should be well trained in the use of firearms.
"Well regulated militia" does NOT mean that just any one individual has the right to own a gun, who is not part of this regulated group.
I'm well aware that the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise, but as a citizen I strongly disagree with the Court's decision. The Supreme Court is composed of nine people who are fallible human beings, not gods. With just a little change in Court personnel, the decision might well have gone the other way.
As I have already stated, I think the second amendment is confusingly written, with the result that people are constantly arguing about its meaning.
that's pretty good....now define ' lynch mob'

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#71 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Really? A militia is composed of civilians to protect against enemy attack. "Well regulated" means that the militia has a chain of command whose orders are to be followed. Its purpose is to defend, not attack. It also implies that the members of the militia should be well trained in the use of firearms.
"Well regulated militia" does NOT mean that just any one individual has the right to own a gun, who is not part of this regulated group.
I'm well aware that the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise, but as a citizen I strongly disagree with the Court's decision. The Supreme Court is composed of nine people who are fallible human beings, not gods. With just a little change in Court personnel, the decision might well have gone the other way.
As I have already stated, I think the second amendment is confusingly written, with the result that people are constantly arguing about its meaning.
I see, so you have no respect for precedence and history including all the writings of the ones who penned those words, explaining in detail what they meant.

Just who, according to yourself, is to be the "regulators" of the militia?

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#72 Feb 26, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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I see, so you have no respect for precedence and history including all the writings of the ones who penned those words, explaining in detail what they meant.
Just who, according to yourself, is to be the "regulators" of the militia?
I am of course! Keep your hands where I can see them!

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#73 Feb 26, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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that's pretty good....now define ' lynch mob'
The music group or the racist group?

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#74 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The music group or the racist group?
ask Leo Frank

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Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#75 Feb 26, 2014
fullofit wrote:
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Drooled the mindless cowardly drone.
Glad you can admit what you really are.

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Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#76 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Really? A militia is composed of civilians to protect against enemy attack. "Well regulated" means that the militia has a chain of command whose orders are to be followed. Its purpose is to defend, not attack. It also implies that the members of the militia should be well trained in the use of firearms.
"Well regulated militia" does NOT mean that just any one individual has the right to own a gun, who is not part of this regulated group.
I'm well aware that the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise, but as a citizen I strongly disagree with the Court's decision. The Supreme Court is composed of nine people who are fallible human beings, not gods. With just a little change in Court personnel, the decision might well have gone the other way.
As I have already stated, I think the second amendment is confusingly written, with the result that people are constantly arguing about its meaning.
And just what does the "militia" have to do with the PREEXISTING individual right of people to keep and bear arms? Other than that just being ONE of the stated purposes for having the right Constitutionally SECURED?

What do you think Alexander Hamilton meant by the following?-

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government ... The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms..."--Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers No. 28.

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#77 Feb 26, 2014
2ndAmRight wrote:
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And just what does the "militia" have to do with the PREEXISTING individual right of people to keep and bear arms? Other than that just being ONE of the stated purposes for having the right Constitutionally SECURED?
What do you think Alexander Hamilton meant by the following?-
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government ... The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms..."--Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers No. 28.
Hamilton was explaining the circumstances where a militia would be required, made up of the citizenry. He did not mean that any gun-crazy fool could own a gun.

Beyond all this, the framers, wise though they were, could not possibly foresee what the world would look like today. In their day, an "assault" weapon was a musket. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that if they could see what killing machines are available today, they would confront the issue very differently.

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#78 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Hamilton was explaining the circumstances where a militia would be required, made up of the citizenry. He did not mean that any gun-crazy fool could own a gun.
Beyond all this, the framers, wise though they were, could not possibly foresee what the world would look like today. In their day, an "assault" weapon was a musket. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that if they could see what killing machines are available today, they would confront the issue very differently.
"ASSAULT" is an ACTION sir ... NOT a weapon.

Killing is killing no matter the calendar date.
Assault is assault, be it with cap and ball or armour piercing, no matter the calendar date.
Tyranny is tyranny no matter the calendar date.
Human nature is human nature no matter the calendar date.

What is sooooo damn hard for you to grasp concerning those facts?

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Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#79 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Hamilton was explaining the circumstances where a militia would be required, made up of the citizenry. He did not mean that any gun-crazy fool could own a gun.
Beyond all this, the framers, wise though they were, could not possibly foresee what the world would look like today. In their day, an "assault" weapon was a musket. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that if they could see what killing machines are available today, they would confront the issue very differently.
And as with all of your contentions, you are of course wrong. Personal firearms ownership it PRECISELY that which was intended. For it was ALREADY a PREEXISTING right BEFORE the Constitution or Revolution.

And of course they knew there would be improvements on firearms technology. They provided for protection of patents in the Constitution. Look up the Puckle Gun that was invented in 1718.

Would suggest you set aside your lock-step march to the treasonous and cowardly agenda-ridden tune of your 'masters'. Why not become a REAL American citizen, instead of a blindly led sheeple?

“shall NOT be infringed”

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Phoenix

#80 Feb 26, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Hamilton was explaining the circumstances where a militia would be required, made up of the citizenry. He did not mean that any gun-crazy fool could own a gun.
Beyond all this, the framers, wise though they were, could not possibly foresee what the world would look like today. In their day, an "assault" weapon was a musket. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that if they could see what killing machines are available today, they would confront the issue very differently.
What was meant by the following?-

Proclamation by the Governor.

Our readers will of course read with particular attention the proclamation by Gov. Holden. It is a clear, calm, decided, patriotic document. It not only announces and approves, but proposes to defend the Constitutionality of the present reconstructed State governments; acknowledging the right of the private citizen to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes. It expreses a firm purpose to punish, as the law shall allow, all attempts to arm one class of citizens against another, for the purpose of assaulting or intimidating voters. The rights of all classes of electors to the peaceful exercise of the ballot are wisely and strongly guaranteed.

The Governor hereby assures all good, law-abiding citizens that peace and security for life, rights and property shall be maintained. His appeal for the support of his fellow-citizens surely will not be unheeded. He shows himself to be a truly sleepless sentinel and an earnest and brave defender of popular liberty. But alone, single-handed his skill and bravery will be futile. The people, those who have cloaked him with authority must rally and by their words of cheer, and advocacy, everywhere endorsing and co operating with this measures, show those who would make mischief that they plot and conspire against a host--that they plot and conspire in vain.

Let those who are importing arms into the State for murderous purposes, read, mark and inwardly digest.

[The Weekly North-Carolina Standard, Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, October 21, 1868. Vol. XXXIV. No. 42. Pg. 1]
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Cat74

Woodridge, IL

#83 Feb 28, 2014
Then why don't you liberal maniacs try and do away with the 2nd Amendment? Awww!!! No support for your beliefs?
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Phoenix

#88 Mar 1, 2014
Here Is One wrote:
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Tell us how you can know what another person was thinking when you are to stupid to see facts posted for you hundreds of times?
Yeah, I can't wait to hear the typical LIEberal demonrat response as well! ;)
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Phoenix

#90 Mar 1, 2014
Here Is One wrote:
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There is good news for bareback and his tribe
http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-c...
Yeah, I know. There are now more African-Americans being aborted than there are being born.

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