Posted July 29, 2016 1:02 pm by Comments

By By Brent Elrod, JD, for TheBlaze

Allen Tesky, right, stands with members of the Lightfoot Militia during a gun rights rally on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The Light Foot Militia was present during the event to advocate the importance of individual firearms ownership. Credit: AP
By Brent Elrod, JD, for TheBlaze

The Second Amendment stirs more vitriolic debate than any other amendment.

Twenty-seven words constantly battled over:

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

But who is the militia and is there an individual right to own guns?

Democrats support heavy restrictions. Examples of this would be Sens. Charles Schumer , Diane Feinstein and Harry Reid. Everything from magazine restrictions to outright bans of commonly used firearms is pushed. Rep. Bonnie Watson even claimed that “arms” in the Second only applies to muskets.

Are we to believe that all the amendments are this way? That freedom of speech or press only applies to a quill and ink? That the Third or Fourth Amendments only apply to log cabins? That is a very narrow-minded view of one of the greatest documents ever written.

One claim is that weapons of today could not be envisioned then.

Credit: AP

Possibly, but repeating weapons did exist during that time. The Girandoni Air Rifle (1779) and the Puckle Gun (1718) are only two examples of weapons …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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