Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Brief: The 2nd Amendment

Why do most conservatives you hear raging against gun control only ever refer to the name of the amendment?

Because if they had to quote it directly, they would have to acknowledge two rather difficult words:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Inconvenient, that is.

And while I have your attention, Thom Hartmann's piece on the Second Amendment and how it was partially constructed to preserve slavery is a must-read for anyone remotely interested in the gun debate.


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Wow,really excellent article ..... glad you are back!

Kay Dennison said...

I'm so glad you pointed that out. I've often wondered why no one ever addresses that but it's probably because the ones hollering like their toys (guns). Actually, we have a well-ordered militia (sorta) -- it's called the National Guard.