The Bourgeois Right to Bear Arms

Michael Hoover hoov at
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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