The Purpose of the US Const 2nd Amendt
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New Durham NH USA
Question: What is the purpose of the US Const 2nd Amendt?
The U.S. Const 2nd Amendt
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed.
December 15, 1791. Ratified by three-fourths of the States of the United States.
Militia = The People. (Any adult capable of bearing and using a firearm; a non-professional defender/fighter.) [Paraphrase of a statement by George Mason, one of the US Framers/Founders, and one of the Signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.]
Answer: The U.S. Const 2nd Amendt as written in 1791 was intended by the U.S. Framers/Founders to enable U.S. citizens to be able to defend themselves and other individuals from all enemies foreign and domestic including (1) out-of-control Federal officials and employees including the President, members of Congress (U.S. Representatives and Senators), U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and members of U.S. Armed Services, (2) out-of-control State officials and employees including Governors, members of State Legislatures, State Supreme Court Justices, and members of State, County and City or Town Governments and Police Departments, (3) foreign officials, employees and troops, (4) members of crime organizations, (5) members of street gangs, and (6) individual criminals.
NOTE: Repeating firearms were available prior to the writing of the US Const 2nd Amendt, therefore the claim that the US Framers/Founders - who were well-read - only intended the US Const 2nd Amendt to reference/apply to single-shot barrel-loading muskets and the implication/inference that the 2nd Amendt does not reference/apply to modern repeating firearms are disproven.
The Puckle Gun that was a Gatling-Gun-like repeating firearm invented in 1718 by James Puckle.
The Kalthoff Repeating Rifle which was a semi-automatic repeating rifle designed and made in the 1600s ...
The Cookson Repeater Rifle ...
The Belton Flintlock (1700s) ...
The Belton Gun was presented to the Continental Congress in 1777 and although it was rejected it nevertheless was presented to Congress and chances are excellent that the US Framers/Founders were aware of it as well as other repeating arms when they wrote the US Constitution in 1787 and the Bill of Rights including the 2nd Amendt in 1791.
Semi-automatic rifles and shotguns are used for hunting; their repeating features are valuable and therefore desirable to hunters.
M16s and AK-47s are used for hunting.
American Patriots will need firearms for defense that at a minimum will match those used by any enemies foreign or domestic.
Therefore, American Patriots should have no restrictions inre types of firearms, types of bullets, and magazine capacities.
When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
The best way to deal with a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. ÔTiz unfortunate that some Americans get brainwashed into thinking America is not the envy of the world and is not the best place to live because of our Forefathers, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, our Electoral College, our Code of Laws, our Republic, and our Military!