“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.” Period!
The Bill of Rights exists for a very clear and simple reason – our Founders knew that all governments are unrelenting in satisfying their lust for more and more power.
The Second Amendment was established to guarantee citizens their right to self-defense against attacks on their persons and against tyranny “both foreign and domestic.”
The Constitution defines a process to overturn an existing amendment: two-thirds of Congress must vote in favor of the new amendment, and then it must be ratified by three-quarters of the states. This has not happened! Therefore, U.S. congressional laws and executive orders that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms are unenforceable by the states under the three amendments, the 2nd, 9th and 10th.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled clearly and unequivocally that “a well regulated militia” is individual persons, and we the people (as individuals) have the right to keep and bear arms (Columbia vs. Heller and McDonald vs. Chicago).
These same cases also laid a stringent and extraordinary burden of proof on the government, “The Public Safety Clause.” The government must now offer “substantial weight of scientific evidence ” that infringement “significantly” enhances public safety. It has not done so.
Bruce Novark, M.D.