Show me where in the constitution that it says the government isn’t allowed to take something that you’re not legally allowed to have. Because last time I checked, criminals have things confiscated all the time. Evidence lockers are full of things like that.
Don’t say “the 2nd Amendment” because unlike the idiots on the Supreme Court bench, you’re not allowed to ignore the part about how it was specifically to ensure the existence of a well regulated militia, and therefore unless the person losing their gun is a member of the National Guard it isn’t applicable.
It’s not tied to the militia. You don’t have to be in a militia to own a firearm. The second amendment is about two things, the right of the people to own firearms to defend themselves, and the right of militias. And unless they get warrants from a the judicial branch of the state government they can’t confiscate them because it would then become an illegal search an seizure, which is also unconstitutional.
No, it’s about ONE thing, because that is not how commas work.
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.
That is all one clause. It boggles my mind that the Supreme Court justices failed English so badly as to think a comma means that there’s a completely new thought happening here. We learned this in high school for Pete’s sake.
I’m sorry to inform you this, but if that’s the way it was taught, then the high school you went to failed you miserably. Your interpretation of the Second Amendment is objectively wrong.
1- The Constitution Society.org- The phrase “well-regulated” was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people’s arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.
Still not convinced? Analyze the following sentence:
A well balanced breakfast, being necessary to the health of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear foods, shall not be infringed.
Who has the right to keep and bear foods- the people, or the breakfast?
I love that ^^^ explanation. Perfectly worded for those who may not understand 18th century English.
Oh my God that grammar tree just brought back all sorts of horrible grade school memories. I hated those damn things!