Letter to the Editor: The right of the people

“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.

Marco Island

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ajm3s writes:

Bruce, you are the man!

What is scarrrrrrrrrry? Many Americans actually do not understand nor wish to understand the basis of all the Amendments, yet will applaud when the current president signs executive orders to direct his administration to act when Congress "fails to do so".

conchsoup writes:

"A well regulated militia"--what does that mean? When you look up the definition of militia it refers to well trained personel who can be called up in an emergency:
1. soldiers who are also civilians: an army of soldiers who are civilians but take military training and can serve full-time during emergencies
2.reserve military force: a reserve army that is not part of the regular armed forces but can be called up in an emergency

And so on...it is really hard to fathom that this can be construed as giving the right to any fool without training to willy-nilly purchase a large cache of guns and ammunition. (Unless you are in some way profiting from the sales of arms).

Why not require all gun purchasers to undergo at the minimum, sufficient training to earn a certificate and to prove their competency to get a license; with an agreement to be called upon during an emergency much as a national guardsman would. And why on this earth does a civilian need military grade weapons in a home with children?

ajm3s writes:

in response to conchsoup:

"A well regulated militia"--what does that mean? When you look up the definition of militia it refers to well trained personel who can be called up in an emergency:
1. soldiers who are also civilians: an army of soldiers who are civilians but take military training and can serve full-time during emergencies
2.reserve military force: a reserve army that is not part of the regular armed forces but can be called up in an emergency

And so on...it is really hard to fathom that this can be construed as giving the right to any fool without training to willy-nilly purchase a large cache of guns and ammunition. (Unless you are in some way profiting from the sales of arms).

Why not require all gun purchasers to undergo at the minimum, sufficient training to earn a certificate and to prove their competency to get a license; with an agreement to be called upon during an emergency much as a national guardsman would. And why on this earth does a civilian need military grade weapons in a home with children?

gladesgator writes:

It is hard to imagine any militia that could over through the U.S. Government. Perhaps some of the skinheads in Montana think that is possible. For most of us we realize that the vote and the pen is mightier that the sword. It seems that any physician would also understand?

Our battles take place one by one in the legal system and very few really work for just laws and fight against oppression. However, when the suggestion of gun control comes up the rants begin.

The only groups powerful to make a dent would have to resort to chemical or nuclear weapons and it seems only terrorist resort to such unsavory tactics.

How do you feel about abortion doctor? Would you agree with me that Roe v. Wade makes a mockery of constitutional interpretation?

Brisla writes:

"It seems that any physician would also understand?"

Having met quite a few, I would say that many doctors are just plain s-----. Not all, but many. Outside of their specialty, they are absolutely lost.

loscabos writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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Don't you show hypocrisy when you say that we women have the right of self determination of our own bodies; but we can't protect our own bodies with all the guns we want that are protected by the second ammendment?

loscabos writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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But it's fine for the woman to choose her weapon (abortion) to kill her baby which can be at that moment a viable human being. That's the hypocrisy!

loscabos writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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Ahh...Sunday, The day of Rest..Time to reflect on all the responses,(as a whole) of all the letters written. It's evident that all the responses come from either a place of Darkness: Discontent,Anger,Bitterness,Self-concern,Despair,Guilt,Suspician,and Laziness. A few, come from a place of Light: Gratitude, Forgiveness,Compassion,Hope,Committment,Truth,Patience, and The Mercy of God. I can't judge you. You need to choose One; The Dark or The Light in your responses to the unfulfilled Promises of Politicians and the Folley of Man. May all your choices be Light, not half measures. God Bless You as the Child of God that you are...I am now done responding Here..

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