The Bourgeois Right to Bear Arms
hoov at freenet.tlh.fl.us
Wed Apr 21 11:17:43 PDT 1999
whether one agrees that individuals (citizens? - which meant white
male property-owners to the likes of the framers) have a right to
bear arms or not, the 2nd Amendment was designed to prevent
Congress from disarming state militias, not to prevent it from
regulating private ownership of firearms...Patrick Henry, for
example, wanted to use a bill of rights to maintain state power,
better yet, to undermine the constitution and the national
government it established...
of course, the writers of the 1787 document had included "extradition"
(Art. IV, Sec 2) and provided the national gov't with the power to put
down "domestic violence" (Art IV, Sec 4) in the event of future
Daniel Shays...Michael Hoover
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