Friday, January 11, 2019

Clarification

In my last post I said:
The 2nd Amendment, and the underlying inalienable right to self defense, being what it is, gun control is unconstitutional. All of it. I would roll it all back past the 1934 Gun Control Act. No lists. No watchdogs. No limits on design or rate of fire.
I thought I was pretty clear. The comments seemed to suggest otherwise.

Gun control is unconstitutional. All of it.

ALL OF IT.

Nothing in the Constitution give the federal the power to make these laws. It is not within their purview. I don't care how bad the excesses are. The real danger is in the inevitable outcomes of the government consolidating power.

I would consider restrictions on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, but believe that any such restrictions would require a constitutional amendment to be valid.

Other than that, if you can afford it, and afford to feed it, all you need is a big enough range to practice safely.

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824


7 comments:

LindaG said...

Pretty much sums it up.

ProudHillbilly said...

Yes. Exactly.

Daddy Hawk said...

100% agree. Now, if we can just get the politicians and SCOTUS to grow a spine and declare all state restrictions invalid by Federal preemption.

Beans said...

The 2nd Amendment isn't about guns. It is about the God-given right of self defense.

Take away or control guns, then it's just a step away to taking away common household items that can be used for self defense, like hammers, kitchen knives, baseball bats, golf clubs. Like, oh, say, what is happening in (formerly) Great Britain.

Guns are just the big ticket items. What about butterfly or switchblade knifes? Canes? Umbrellas with sharp ends (no, really, umbrellas used to come with a somewhat spike rather than the rather blunted ends)?

God-given right to self defense. With an F-84G fully armed with bombs and rockets, if necessary and I can afford it.

Divemedic said...

When the inevitable reducto ad absurdium "what about nukes?" comes up, the only reply I give is this:

The Second Amendment as written does not permit ANY infringement. That is OK, there is a process whereby that can be rectified. You simply get Congress and 3/4 of the state legislatures to pass a Constitutional Amendment. An amendment exempting nukes from the 2A should be an easy slam dunk. What you don't do is simply ignore the Amendment because it is more convenient to do so. We are a nation of laws, not of men.

Unknown said...

Don't care how many unconstitutional laws they pass, they can't have mine. I'm willing to die to keep them ! Are they willing to due to take them ?

LSP said...

Dam right and I'll 2nd Beans.