If it is a bad law, then amend the constitution to remove it. If we begin to bypass the basic tenants of the base of all of our country's laws, then what to we really stand for? Slavery was taken care of by amending the Constitution. Alcohol sales were abolished in the constitution and look at what happened to this country, with the killings and whatnot from the bootleggers. Then it was repealed (also in the constitution). The right to bear arms is a given right in this country (Bill of Rights). If we start creating laws to weaken the constitution, soon there will be no base rights left. We don't talk about boarding soldiers in private homes, do we? Why are some 'rights' allowed to be infringed upon, but not others?
Originally Posted by HerPrince
Admittedly, the amendment was with relation to a national 'militia' not per se for personal use. However, there were as many pistols then as rifles.
I return to my first statement ... If guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will own guns.
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