Saturday, April 12, 2014
Justice Stephens Educates Us On The Meaning Of The Second Amendment
This article, written Justice Stephens, describes the original intent of the second amendment to the US Constitution. He also adds five words to the amendment which makes the original intent absolutely clear. Our founders did not protect the right to bear arms so that governments could not legislate laws which are needed to protect innocent people from dangerous people who use guns in harmful ways. The intent of the amendment was to secure the rights of individual states to arm state militias. This was important to the states during the formation of the federal government. The states did not want to provide the federal government with monopoly access to military weapons. The National Rifle Association has been successful in distorting the meaning of the second amendment in ways that contribute to the confusion that exists in this country.