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Democrats push to remove 2nd Amendment

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By Jake Jacobs at Renew America

 


Reflecting growing sentiments within the Democratic Party, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens declared recently in an op-ed for the New York Times that gun control demonstrators should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment as it “is a relic of the 18th century.”

Stevens’ argument is that the Second Amendment as ratified in 1791 was never meant to protect an individual’s right to own weapons but was meant solely for a “well-regulated militia.”

While it is true that the Second Amendment dealt with a well-regulated militia, when the Founding Fathers wrote the amendment, militias were composed of individuals who owned their weapons and were expected to bring those weapons to battle. Therefore, the very essence of the 18th century militias was the individual’s ownership of firearms. Individual gun ownership was commonplace during the American Republic’s birth. Citizens understood the right to bear arms was the key in preserving liberty over tyranny.

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