Reblogged: “It says ‘Well-regulated’”

People keep making this ridiculous argument that the wording of the 2nd Amendment permits the government to put any and all restrictions on the possession (keeping) and carrying (bearing) of firearms (arms) so long as someone, somewhere is allowed to keep something, even if it’s only a tethered cork popgun. Any such restrictions are not an “infringement” because “well-regulated.”

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2 thoughts on “Reblogged: “It says ‘Well-regulated’”

  1. Sorry, but bogus argument. The entire reason for the second amendment was because, at that time, they had just been through the British “regulating” arms. By confiscation. And terrorism. Terrorism, even when it’s your government, is still terrorism. Our government officials, the “fathers” of our nation, stated very clearly in correspondence and in discussions with other citizens, that the reason for the 2nd Amendment was so that the people would have the power, not the government. That the government would fear the people, not the other way around.

    A right is not a privilege. Regulating arms makes it a privilege, not a right. I have a privilege to drive, and I can have that taken away for cause. The 2nd Amendment is a right and no govt official can take that away from me. I support felons who have served their time being allowed to carry. It’s their right just as it is mine. Nevermind the obvious, that only law abiding citizens obey the law. Criminals do not, by definition. An armed society is a polite society. If a criminal is never sure who is armed, who will fight back, they are a lot less likely to commit crimes that depend on victims being unarmed and unable to defend themselves.

    Have you ever been the victim of a home invasion? I have, of an attempted one. Attempted, not successful, because I was armed. I had three very small children. There were no police for miles. And it’s very rare that there is a police officer anywhere near where a crime takes place, particularly an crime committed by violent criminals. The US Supreme Court has ruled that police have no obligation to put themselves in harms way to protect the public. So it’s my obligation to ensure I’m protected.

    I realize you are German and it’s a wholly different cultural vibe but I grew up in rural America. I live in the West. Everyone I know is armed, pretty much, and I know some people who are so heavily armed that they could stock a regiment all by themselves. Including ammunition.

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    1. I’m confused about what you’re disagreeing with. The author of the blog post is very much pro gun and was presenting an argument against those who are opposed to the second amendment. Also, I too am American, born and raised in the South and in a rural community, and also support the right to bear arms. I grew up with guns, in the home, and spent my fair share of time learning to use them. Honestly, there’s nothing to your comment that I disagree with, so I’m wondering where the misunderstanding came from. But it’s true what you say about Germany. Truly, no one here gets it, no matter how well I explain it. You’d think Germans of all people, given their not so distant history, would realise how quickly and unexpectedly a government can turn into all out tyranny, but unfortunately, they believe heart and soul in their benevolent overlords.

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