- Jan 24, 2015
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- Alta California, federalist.
We have a Second Amendment and should have no security problems in our free States.We had the 2a because at the time we had no standing arming. It served no purpose now that we have one.And, the way such a militia was armed at the time of the 2A's drafting was INDIVIDUALS owning their own firearms so they could serve and answer the call.No, it doesn't. It expresses as State's sovereign right to raise its own militia for its own security.But, acknowledges a preexisting right of the people?Our Second Amendment secures a State's sovereign right not an individual right.It's not legal proof of anything outside of Illinois. You like the way it sounds so you quote it, but it's meaningless outside the state, and there's a LOT more to the US than just Illinois.It doesn't. The police power is a State's sovereign right. It is merely presented as legal proof that our Second Amendment cannot do what right wingers allege.How does the Illinois State Constitution override the federal Constitution? And if it does not, why do you keep quoting it as if it's significant?How did you reach that conclusion?The well regulated militia clause does show one intention and one purpose, but regardless of if there is one reason to limit federal firearm laws, or a million additional reasons, the result is the same. There really can be no federal firearm laws, legally.
Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Illinois State Constitution)
We can go around and around all day, but the 2A intent was to keep the FedGov from confiscating weapons from individuals.
You can twist and torture meanings all day long, and it will NOT change the history and therefore, the ultimate purpose of the 2A---individuals keep their guns!!!
Don't grab guns, grab gun lovers and Regulate them Well!
The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.