The Simple Truth About Guns, the Second Amendment and the Nature of Our Rights
By TTAG Contributor
By Richard L. Guion
The US Constitution is not and can never be used as a limit upon the people. All too often people regard the introductory statement of the Second Amendment, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state…” as a clause upon which the right of the people depends. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As opined in US v. Miller back in 1939, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the introductory statement of the Second Amendment specifically protects arms of efficacy to the military for the militia…which is comprised of the people.
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