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2nd Amendment and my thoughts on gun control.....

2nd Amendment and my thoughts on gun control.....

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Published by Kayd Selden
Thanks for listening.....it's a free country where we all can voice our opinion and hope that others will listen with an open mind. To make an informed decision.

Again, THANKS for listening.
Thanks for listening.....it's a free country where we all can voice our opinion and hope that others will listen with an open mind. To make an informed decision.

Again, THANKS for listening.

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THANKS listening and for reading the following info
.with facts and lots of my opinions aboutfirearm control and our RIGHT TO BARE ARMS. And let me know what you think. This isnot an argument it
s a discussion. KayThe 2nd Amendment was ratified on December 17, 1791 along with the other nine amendmentsthat make up the Bill of Rights.While it is a very short amendment, its exact meaning in terms of  what types of weapons are protected is still in contention today.The 1790 Census
U.S. Resident Population:
3,929,214Updated July 21, 2011The current U.S.A. population is over 311 million people (311,800,000 in mid-2011) so theUnited States has the world's third largest population (following China and India).We do have lots more people now then we had when the 2
nd
Amendment was made. Times are abit different. For an example, there were absolutely no traffic lights in US in 1791 but can youimagine what it would be like today if we did not have any traffic lights now? Sometimes it isOK to set some rules or controls. Another example, we never use to have to pick up after ourdogs
.but now there are so many people and so many great dogs
.we just must pickup whenwalking our dogs in a public area.The 2
nd
Amendment says we have the right to bear arms AND THAT SHOULD NOT BECHANGED
..but isn
t it OK to have some rules about the dangerous firearms that folks areselling and buying? I would not be one to come up with those rules/controls because I do notknow about guns. Next month I
m going with a friend to a shooting range. Guns are OK but isthere really a need for automatic guns or military still guns? Maine has the lowest murder byfirearms per person and they almost ALL have guns BUT they also have regulations
.magazinecan only hold 3 bullets/shots.According to the FBI Uniform Crime report, 8,583 people were murdered by firearms in2011....68 % of all murders in US are from firearms (fromCrime in the U.S. 2011www.fbi.gov). I imagine that there were very few murders by firearms in 1791.I
m not against guns at all
.just not sure we need military still weapons in homes.
Text of the 2nd Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people tokeep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms
This amendment consists of a single sentence: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the
security of a free State, the right o
f the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
 
Although today we tend to think of the “militia” as the armed forces or national guard, theoriginal meaning of the word was “the armed citizenry.” One of the purposes of the Second
Amendment was to prevent Congress from disarming the State militias. The phrasing of theAmendment was directly influenced by the American Revolutionary experience. During theinitial phases of that conflict, Americans relied on the militia to confront the British regulararmy. The right of each State to maintain its own militia was thought by the founding generation
to be a critical safeguard against “standing armies” and tyrants, both foreign and domestic.The Second Amendment also affirms an individual’s right to k 
eep and bear arms. Since theAmendment limits only Congress, the States are free to regulate the possession and carrying of 
weapons in accordance with their own constitutions and bills of rights. “The right of the citizensto keep and bear arms,” observed
Justice Joseph Story of the Supreme Court in his
Commentaries on the Constitution
 
(1833), “has justly been considered as the palladium of the
liberties of the republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrarypower of rulers, and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the
 people to resist and triumph over them.” Thus a disarmed population cannot easily resist or 
overthrow tyrannical government. The right is not absolute, of course, and the Federal courtshave upheld Federal laws that limit the sale, possession, and transportation of certain kinds of weapons, such as machine guns and sawed-off shotguns. To what extent Congress can restrictthe right is a matter of considerable uncertainty because the Federal courts have not attempted todefine its limits.
 
Just some words/thoughts to think about.If a person really feels strong about something, surely it
s OK for them to want to talk and telltheir family and friends.Just want folks to see all the information. Make an informed decision. Sometimes the postersfolks post are misleading and sometimes wrong. Like the this poster:
Please, you need to not always believe what you see on Facebook posts....check the facts. According to the FBI Uniform Crime report, 8,583 people were murdered by firearms in2011....68 % of all murders in US are from firearms. BUT you can search and find

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