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  1. americans have the right to keep and bear arms, or in otherwords, californians keep your laws off my guns!!

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    When it comes right down to it, it really would not matter how it was written. You could make it so easy a 1st grader could understand it and there would still be those that argue its meaning. I feel that is because as a I have said before there is an element that does not care what it says or the rest of the constitution for that matter. They want the constitution scraped or at least so watered down that it would be worthless. They desire a one world government, New world order. Our constitution and especially the 2nd amendment is standing in their way.
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    When "All the Kings Horses, and All the Kings Men" can't understand one clear, complete sentence in uncomplicated English, your statement seems to answer the connundrum. Plus, back up that one sentence (Second Amendment) with voluminus writings by the very Founders that voted that amendment into the Bill of Rights, and your statement about obfuscation is even more "on spot".
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    Wink How about this?

    Because a civilian militia, voluntarily comprised of, by and for the people, is necessary to their own security and protection against an out-of-control government; Because the people have the natural right to protect themselves, their families and their homes; Because the people have the natural right to provide hunted food to their families; Because the people have the natural right to recreationally practice the skills necessary to exercise all of these rights, the individual right of the people to own and carry a firearm shall not be interfered with by any individual or organization at any time, in any location and for any reason other than a violent felony conviction or documented mental infirmaty.

    I know....I know........But it sounds good on paper.
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    Quite simply, just the way it is written! It was written in the language of the day, and understood by all. The "collective rights" BS didn't appear until the 20th century... when the socialist left wing decided that they had to"control" the rest ofus...

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    Keep it simple.

    To the vast majority of people who aren't lawyers, judges or politicians, the second amendment is clear in it's meaning. It obviously means that "the people" have the right to keep and bear arms and that they are also the militia. No doubt the founders anticipated the likes of Ted Kennedy or Barack Obama, so they included the "shall not be infringed" portion.
    If the amendment were rewritten, including the phrase "Congress shall pass no law" would be a mistake. Anti-gunners would then say that everyone else, cities, counties, states, regions, etc. could pass gun laws.

    How about: The people have the right to keep and bear arms. No law shall abridge that right.

    Theres no need to put in specifics such as self defense, security, for the common defense, hunting, etc. Some anti will just think of a situation not mentioned and use that to get their foot in the door.
    In my example the people simply have that right, period. The second clause simply states "No LAW", period. Everything from Congress to the local city concil is covered, because no law means NO LAW, without exception.
    If it weren't for guns, we'd be British.

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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    To the vast majority of people who aren't lawyers, judges or politicians, the second amendment is clear in it's meaning. It obviously means that "the people" have the right to keep and bear arms and that they are also the militia. No doubt the founders anticipated the likes of Ted Kennedy or Barack Obama, so they included the "shall not be infringed" portion.
    If the amendment were rewritten, including the phrase "Congress shall pass no law" would be a mistake. Anti-gunners would then say that everyone else, cities, counties, states, regions, etc. could pass gun laws.

    How about: The people have the right to keep and bear arms. No law shall abridge that right.

    Theres no need to put in specifics such as self defense, security, for the common defense, hunting, etc. Some anti will just think of a situation not mentioned and use that to get their foot in the door.
    In my example the people simply have that right, period. The second clause simply states "No LAW", period. Everything from Congress to the local city concil is covered, because no law means NO LAW, without exception.
    Or how about just, "The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

    We don't need no stinkin' Militia. :-)

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    or this one...

    " The Right of The People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The only excepton is felony offenses and irresponsibility. Refusal to keep and bear arms along with gaining the necessary skill to use them shall be punishable by a fine of not more than 100,00 dollars and ajail term of not more than 5 years at hard labor. To Wit: breaking big rocks into smaller ones. " .......or death by firing squad.... depends on my mood when i get up....

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    Honestly,

    I am not smart enough to write a document as important as that. I would mess it all up. Elephants would have the right to keep and bear arms if I wrote it. :)

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    Is that like The Right to Keep and Arm Bears (and Elephants)?
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