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The Second Amendment

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Sierra Marlee

on 10 March 2013

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The Second Amendment Why the Second Amendment? I believe that the right to bear arms is one of the most fundamental rights we have and is quintessential to the efficient functioning of a sovereign country. And, let's be honest, without this right, we can't protect any of the others. "When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." ~Thomas Jefferson Case 1
McDonald v. Chicago Several suits were filed against Chicago and
Oak Park in Illinois challenging their gun bans
after the Supreme Court issued its opinion in
District of Columbia v. Heller. In that case, the
Supreme Court held that a District of Columbia
handgun ban violated the Second Amendment. Case 2
Printz v. United States County sheriffs Jay Printz and Richard Mack,
separately challenged the constitutionality of this
interim provision of the Brady Bill on behalf of
CLEOs in Montana and Arizona respectively.
In both cases District Courts found the background-checks unconstitutional, but ruled that since this requirement was severable from the rest of the
Brady Bill, a voluntary background-check system
could remain. “Our main agenda is to have
ALL guns banned. We must
use whatever means possible.
It doesn't matter if you have to
distort facts or even lie. Our
task of creating a socialist
America can only succeed
when those who would resist
us have been totally disarmed.” Sarah Brady Case 3
District of Columbia v. Heller For the first time in seventy years, the Court
heard a case regarding the central meaning of the
Second Amendment and its relation to gun control
laws. After the District of Columbia passed legislation barring the registration of handguns, requiring
licenses for all pistols, and mandating that all legal firearms must be kept unloaded and disassembled or trigger locked, a group of private gun-owners
brought suit claiming the laws violated their
Second Amendment right to bear arms. The American Revolution Imagine if the Founders hadn't believed in the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The entire Revolution would have been fought with, oh, sticks, which were readily available at the time. Of course, this is to assume that it would have taken place at all which seems REALLY unlikely if they didn't like guns. They should have asked King George politely if they could be their own nation. Oh wait... Obtuse Quote Time! "It's not really a right." -Rosie O'Donnell in response to Elizabeth Hasselbeck's assertion that the right to bear arms is in the Constitution. Nah, the Founders called it the Bill of RIGHTS because it just sounded cool. Business Employee Draws Gun on Knife-Wielding Customer Long story short, the victim was completing a transaction with the accused, when the accused pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck. When the victim fell to the floor, the accused stabbed him a second time. At this time, the victim retrieved a firearm from below the counter and aimed at the victim who fled and was later caught and detained. NOTE: No shots were fired during this incident More Quotes! "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so." Adolf Hitler 17 year-old girl, home alone, thwarts burglar. Home alone, a 17-year old girl did not answer the door when the door bell rang. Shortly thereafter, she heard someone jump over the gate in the backyard. She then saw a man reach through the home's doggie door and attempt to unlatch it. the girl quickly armed herself and fired a shot at the doggie door. Without hesitation, the suspect fled. It is unknown whether or not the man was injured. The area was heavily searched, but police were unable to locate the man. Myths about guns and "gun control." 1. "Guns kill people." 2. "You don't need an AR unless you intend to kill people." 3. "Gun bans make people safer." Other "banned" things 1. Marijuana. 2. Pirated videos. 3. Cuban cigars. 4. Driving while intoxicated. 5. Not wearing seat-belts. 4. "The people don't need guns, we have the police!" False. June 27, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have the constitutional duty to protect a person from harm. The case in point being a woman who had filed a restraining order against her crazy husband, where arrest for violation is mandatory.
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