Bearing Arms

Last fall, the National Constitution Center proposed an idea to repeal the Second Amendment and replace it with a version that assures “public safety departments” could use firearms in the course of their job. They took a beating in the associated poll.

It seems they just might have learned a little something from just how off base they were from mainstream thinking because now they are running a blog post reporting on the issue of bearing arms, as opposed to simply keeping arms. The post really focuses on reporting the issue rather than calling for more drastic restrictions as they did before, but that may only be due to the fact that they have Lyle Denniston from SCOTUSblog contributing on the topic.

4 thoughts on “Bearing Arms”

  1. The blog post is titled “Constitution Check: What does it mean that there is a right to ‘bear’ guns?”

    Where in the 2nd Amendment does it limit “arms” to guns?

  2. If the ‘wet finger in the air’ congressional invertebrates have an idea about a new 2nd Amendment, I’m not interested.
    It will certainly contain a provision that you can own a weapon unless you disagree with them.

  3. I saw a couple of those articles that they published a couple days ago. When I first saw them I thought there were going to be anti-gun propagandist pieces but I was actually quite surprised when they were not. Even with heavy scrutiny I didn’t find it to be anti-gun in any way which surprised the hell out of me be honest.

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