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Old 08-30-2019, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Abatis View Post
The framers would be shocked that people were dissecting and parsing the 2nd Amendment and trying to discern what rights the framers "intended" to give the people They would think it preposterous that people are reading the 2ndA to try to discover what arms the people were "allowed" to possess and use. They would be horrified that such ridiculous things were being said. . .

"We the People" don't possess the right to arms because the 2nd Amendment is there . . . "We the People" possess the right because "We the People" never granted government any power to have any interest in the personal arms of the private citizen.

IOW, the right isn't ours because of what the 2nd Amendment says, the right is ours because of what the body of the Constitution DOESN'T say.

That's what the framers would be telling us if they could.

So the Framers would be fine with someone living in an apartment building possessing rocket launchers, hand grenades, and suitcase nukes.