As Ukrainian protesters take-over and hold Kiev, gun owners there are calling for their own constitutional Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, but I doubt they include language about “A well regulated Militia….” At the same time, former SCOTUS Justice, John Paul Stevens is calling for a rewrite of our Second Amendment that allows that right only “when serving in the militia.”
Our Second Amendment is written:
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.
The word “the” is just one more denial of Second Amendment rights.
Justice Stevens’ messing with self-defense:
“when serving in the militia.”
Steve at Cry and Howl:
Now anyone can understand what, if that were to happen, would be the result; immediate confiscation of privately owned firearms and disarming of the American public, ie. anyone not serving in the ”militia”. And then we have the highly intellectual far-left liberal who takes it a step farther … (read it here — you won’t believe it, and another think you will shake your head at is Stevens’ take on the Founders intent, and it has nothing to do with militias.)
According to GunPolicy.org, Ukraine’s gun laws are described as restrictive. The government owns seven million guns while there are only three million guns for private citizens. A citizen must prove they have a legitimate reason to own a firearm. Read more at Breitbart
Around the world, people understand our Second Amendment, and given the opportunity, ALL those who have lived under the active threat of an armed government, being left with no way to protect themselves, will choose our system.
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