The 2nd Amendment DOES apply to the states.


http://rightwingnews.com/#post8971

„After a bit of background on the case at the heart of the article,McDonald v Chicago, and told that the Heller case left open the question of whether the 2nd Amendment applies to States, we get to the heart of the liberal idiocy.

„To most, it might seem illogical that the Bill of Rights would apply only to actions of the federal government, but that was its intent. Over the years, the court has said most of it applies — or in the court’s language is “incorporated” — through the 14th Amendment.”

Only in Liberal World. Certainly, the 1st appears to apply only to the federal government, as it starts out “Congress shall make no law…”, which is, arguably, applicable to the federal Congress only. That said, Amendments 2 through 8 do not have any qualifiers that would make them appear to be for the federal government only. Are we to believe that only the feds have to offer fair and speedy trials? That they are the only ones who cannot engage in “cruel and unusual punishment”? That the “right to be secure….” applies only to the folks working out of Washington? Imagine a State deciding that their law enforcement officers could simply enter any house and detain any person they wanted on a whim. Do you think the liberals at the Washington Post would be wetting their panty shields as they scream about 4th Amendment Rights?

Interestingly, the two other Amendments that do apply specifically to the Federal government are two that, along with the 2nd, the Left would love to see go away, because the Left hates that any power might go to the States and the People. The Framers felt it was necessary to put not one, but two Amendments, the 9th and 10th, in the B0R to reign in the potential of the federal government, so they didn’t do something like, oh, say, require people to have health insurance or face a fine and/or jail.”

Amazingly, Chicago liberals defend states’ rights and cities’ rights if they’re forced to defend their gun bans:

“”Handguns are used to kill in the United States more than all other weapons, firearms and otherwise, combined,” Chicago Corporation Counsel Mara S. Georges wrote.

She argued that the Court should leave it up to the states and cities to regulate handguns.

“The genius of our federal system ordinarily leaves this type of social problem to be worked out by state and local governments, without a nationally imposed solution excluding one choice or the other,” Georges wrote.” – http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-hears-chicago-gun-ban-case/story?id=9780703

After a bit of background on the case at the heart of the article,McDonald v Chicago, and told that the Heller case left open the question of whether the 2nd Amendment applies to States, we get to the heart of the liberal idiocy

„To most, it might seem illogical that the Bill of Rights would apply only to actions of the federal government, but that was its intent. Over the years, the court has said most of it applies — or in the court’s language is “incorporated” — through the 14th Amendment.”

Only in Liberal World. Certainly, the 1st appears to apply only to the federal government, as it starts out “Congress shall make no law…”, which is, arguably, applicable to the federal Congress only. That said, Amendments 2 through 8 do not have any qualifiers that would make them appear to be for the federal government only. Are we to believe that only the feds have to offer fair and speedy trials? That they are the only ones who cannot engage in “cruel and unusual punishment”? That the “right to be secure….” applies only to the folks working out of Washington? Imagine a State deciding that their law enforcement officers could simply enter any house and detain any person they wanted on a whim. Do you think the liberals at the Washington Post would be wetting their panty shields as they scream about 4th Amendment Rights?

Interestingly, the two other Amendments that do apply specifically to the Federal government are two that, along with the 2nd, the Left would love to see go away, because the Left hates that any power might go to the States and the People. The Framers felt it was necessary to put not one, but two Amendments, the 9th and 10th, in the B0R to reign in the potential of the federal government, so they didn’t do something like, oh, say, require people to have health insurance or face a fine and/or jail.”

The truth is that – as RWN has correctly pointed out – the 2nd Amendment (like all parts of the Bill of Rights except the First and Tenth Amendment) does not contain any qualifiers that would make it apply to the federal government (e.g. the phrase “Congress shall make no law…”). Therefore, it applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local governments.

2 thoughts on “The 2nd Amendment DOES apply to the states.”

  1. Normally I do not read write-up in sites, even so would wish to point out that this specific write-up pretty forced me personally to try and do them! A person’s composing style may be astonished myself. Cheers, very good report.

  2. I feel this report and understanding is absolutely correct. Politicians and the Fed read into the 2nd that are not there.
    “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 infringes.”
    Notice the wording security of a Free State. Where does it refer to the Federal government? It does not!
    The second applying to the states is also held up by the 14th.
    The fed just wants their shackles removed so they read into with what isn’t there.
    Can someone show me where it says the Constitution only applies to the Federal government? It isn’t there except in assumed thinking. If it was meant only to apply to the Federal then their would have been no need for the 14th or for that matter the 10th.
    How anybody can think the Constitution was only to protect the people from the federal government and not the state and local governments must think the founding fathers were totally stupid.

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