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Sikhs Rearming The Second Amendment
In this Fall 2013 classroom discussion, University of Michigan students discuss the projected impact of Sikhs “rearming” for gurdwara security. This discussi…

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Irresponsible? There goes your second amendment rights
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Changing The Second Amendment
If retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had his way; five words would be added to the Second Amendment, which would dramatically change its meanin…

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The Department of Justice wants to explore tracking technology in its gun-control efforts. Second amendment rights supporters fear this will lead to the creation of a gun registry. Senator John Cornyn is stepping in.

Trackingpoint of Pflugerville manufactures some of the most technically-advanced guns in the world. Their precision guided firearms allow hunters to set a target and fire without missing no matter the elements.

Spokesman Oren Schauble says the company will absolutely not develop, what’s called a “smart gun” that would require identifiers such as a fingerprint to unlock and shoot.

“If you are a second amendment believer then you have the right to bear arms and it shouldn’t be constricted or monitored and also it’s offensive because it’s unproven in the sense that this technology is prohibiting your use in a very specific, potentially dangerous scenario,” Schauble said.

Smart guns are being manufactured both here in the U.S. and abroad. The Identilock by Sentinl requires a fingerprint to unlock and use a loaded gun. A company called Armatix out of Germany created the iP1 pistol and accompanying watch. The gun will only shoot if it is within range of the watch.

On April 4th, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of his support for the new technology.

“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis,” Holder said.

The statements prompted a concerned Texas Senator John Cornyn to write a letter to Holder where he asks five questions.

Cornyn first asks if the Obama Administration is exploring the possibility of an executive order requiring all forearms to possess the technology. He also wanted to know if gun owners would be monitored.

John Woods of Texas Gun Sense who took part in rally to end gun violence in Austin Wednesday told us he supports Holder’s efforts.

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WITHOUT THE FIRST AMENDMENT, THE BILL OF RIGHTS IS MEANINGLESS
The First Amendment is the most important amendment to protect, but it's not being championed like the Second Amendment has been. Without the First Amendment…

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Lyle Denniston looks at recent statements from retired Justice John Paul Stevens about limiting gun rights, and a political reality that runs counter to that idea.

As a result of [Supreme Court] rulings, the Second Amendment, which was adopted to protect the states from federal interference with their power to ensure that their militias were well regulated, has given federal judges the ultimate power to determine the validity of state regulations of both civilian and militia-related uses of arms. That anomalous result can be avoided by adding five words to the text of the Second Amendment to make it unambiguously conform to the original intent of the draftsmen. As so amended, it would read: ‘A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear armswhen serving in the militiashall not be infringed.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in an opinion column posted online April 11 byThe Washington Post. It is excerpted from his new book,Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.The article was republishedinThe Poston April 13.

There is an old saying about the Constitution that, like a lot of old sayings, is at least partly an exaggeration: The Constitution is what the Supreme Court says it is. However, that is very close to the truth about the Second Amendment.

From its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791 until 2008, it was not understood to give Americans a personal right to have a gun. And then it changed, in a profound way.

Prior to 2008, there was a public conversation often, in academic writings funded by the National Rifle Association about whether the Amendment should go beyond protecting the arming of state militias, to allow Americans to arm themselves for personal use.

The Supreme Court finally accepted that expanded view, in the 2008 decision inDistrict of Columbia v. Heller. That ruling applied only to federal laws, or to laws enacted in the federal enclave that is the nations capital city. Two years later, though, in the case ofMcDonald v. City of Chicago, the court extended the broad new right nationwide, applying it to state and local laws, too. Both decisions divided the Justices 5 to 4, and Justice Stevens, then on the Court, dissented each time.

It is to be expected, perhaps, that a member of the court might well want, after retirement, to see the Constitution changed so that it reflected the views that the Justice had while on the court. Of course, retired judges, too, have free speech rights, and they can add importantly to public discourse if they continue to speak out.

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Why the Second Amendment protects the rights of gun stores and gun manufacturers.

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Going Caption Crazy!
Keith responds to a viewer who says the Second Amendment is about hunting and that handguns should be illegal along with so-called assault rifles. http://h. …

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Obama CAUGHT OPEN MIC
Dudes a terrorist.. Help support our second amendment by simply joining your local gun clubs and shooting ranges also Gun Owners of America and The National …

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Ted NUGENT obama scandals
Uncle Ted NUGENT!! Obama Americans biggest failure. Support the second amendment today by simply joining your local gun clubs and shooting ranges also Gun Ow…

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OBAMA SCANDALS “some” of them
Obama by far America's biggest failure. Help support our second amendment by simply joining your local gun clubs and shooting ranges also Gun Owners of Ameri…

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Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as stated in the Bill of Rights, protects American citizens' right to keep and bear arms to maintain a well regulated militia. Mike Swingley,…

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Dozens of Texans rally to support their second amendment right
Dozens of Texans, armed with their guns, came together in support of their second amendment right. They did this in front of the San Antonio Police Department's Westside Substation. …

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Newtown Parent – Second Amendment Supporter – Bill Stevens
Bill Stevens ~ (5) Some In The CT GOP Are As Trustworthy As The 1940 French Army** 4/5/14 Video is a mirror of video done by PalinSmith, original link: htt…

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Otis McDonald, Civil Rights Hero and Second Amendment Champion, 1933-2014
Otis McDonald, Civil Rights Hero and Second Amendment Champion, 1933-2014.

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Trevor Stewart V18 – 2 – AUDIO – The Racial-Network The Second Amendment

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Text of Amendment: 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. Origins: Having been oppressed by a professional army, the founding fathers of the United States had no use for establishing one of their own. Instead, they decided that an armed citizenry makes the best army of all. General George Washington created regulation for the aforementioned “well-regulated militia,” which would consist of every able-bodied man in the country. Controversy: The Second Amendment holds the distinction of being the only amendment to the Bill of Rights that essentially goes unenforced. The U.S. Supreme Court has never struck down any piece of legislation on Second Amendment grounds, in part because justices have disagreed on whether the amendment is intended to protect the right to bear arms as an individual right, or as a component of the “well-regulated militia.” Interpretations of the Second Amendment: There are three predominant interpretations of the Second Amendment: The civilian militia interpretation, which holds that the Second Amendment is no longer valid, having been intended to protect a militia system that is no longer in place. The individual rights interpretation, which holds that the individual right to bear arms is a basic right on the same order as the right to free speech. The median interpretation, which holds that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right to bear arms but is restricted by the militia language in some way. Where the Supreme Court Stands:

The only Supreme Court ruling in U.S. history that has focused primarily on the issue of what the Second Amendment really means is U.S. v. Miller (1939), which is also the last time the Court examined the amendment in any serious way. In Miller, the Court affirmed a median interpretation holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms, but only if the arms in question are those that would be useful as part of a citizen militia. Or maybe not; interpretations vary, partly because Miller is not an exceptionally well-written ruling.

In Parker v. District of Columbia (March 2007), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban on grounds that it violates the Second Amendment’s guarantee of an individual right to bear arms. The case is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, which may soon address the meaning of the Second Amendment. Almost any standard would be an improvement over Miller.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Funeral services for gun rights champion Otis McDonald will be held this Friday at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, Ill., the Second Amendment Foundation has learned, with interment to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. A pre-pass celebration of Mr. McDonald's life will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., and …

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Hope for Second Amendment in Rhode Island
Hope for Second Amendment in Rhode Island.

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