Letter writer says: 2nd Amendment not required for gun rights

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

“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.”

Recognize it? Simple, huh? Nothing about what weapons are allowed or banned, nothing about magazine capacity, nothing about open carry, etc.

The framers of the Constitution, because they couldn’t afford a standing army, set up a people’s army, a militia, by creating a sort of “draft” without spending any money.

Now we have much military available, so the militia is not needed.

Even if the amendment disappeared, nothing would change regarding gun owners’ rights. Gun rights and controls are determined by federal, state, count, and city legislatures, not a constitutional amendment.

Just like everyone has the right to own a car – but its use is controlled by legislative regulations.

So all the bluster from the NRA about the Second Amendment is meaningless. People read in things that aren’t there when it is all about the militia and nothing else.

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Letter writer says: 2nd Amendment not required for gun rights

“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.”

Recognize it? Simple, huh? Nothing about what weapons are allowed or banned, nothing about magazine capacity, nothing about open carry, etc.

The framers of the Constitution, because they couldn’t afford a standing army, set up a people’s army, a militia, by creating a sort of “draft” without spending any money.

Now we have much military available, so the militia is not needed.

Even if the amendment disappeared, nothing would change regarding gun owners’ rights. Gun rights and controls are determined by federal, state, count, and city legislatures, not a constitutional amendment.

Just like everyone has the right to own a car – but its use is controlled by legislative regulations.

So all the bluster from the NRA about the Second Amendment is meaningless. People read in things that aren’t there when it is all about the militia and nothing else.