The vast majority of people who believe that the government has the right to regulate gun ownership by passing new laws … have a poor understanding of our Constitution!
Most of the arguments about the Second Amendment … made by both sides, revolve around a single assumption - that the Second Amendment grants a citizen the right to bear arms.
What both sides fail to understand is that the Second Amendment grants no such right, in fact, the Constitution grants no rights at all!
What the Constitution does do is identify what powers the people grant to the government.
This is the whole purpose of the Constitution - to tell the government what it can and cannot do, our Constitution is a limit on government.
That is why Marxists, Socialist, Progressive Democrats, et al. have such a disdain for our Constitution … it is a limitation on Government not a limitation on We The People.
Read the Second Amendment closely.
Nowhere does it state that the people have a right to bear arms but rather that the government cannot infringe on that right.
The framers of our Constitution believed that our right to bear arms is a natural right , not a right to be given to us by government.
That’s it, that is the whole 2nd Amendment.
Where does it say that the government gives us any right?
It doesn’t, it only says that the government cannot infringe on this right.
And when the often used argument arises that we will all be safer if we pass (another) gun law … I am reminded on how one of our Founding Fathers would respond to that …
Put another way: I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.