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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:24 PM

8. The right to self-defense ranks at or near the top of natural rights. Arms are effective tools for

 

that job and firearms are the most effective, efficient tools for it.

PA (1776) and VT (1777) in their constitutions declared rights.

The following is for PA, VT used the same except for substituting "unalienable" for "inalienable".
A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OR STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA 28 Sept. 1776
"That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights, amongst which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety."
And
"That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; And that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power."

SCOTUS said it pre3existed our Constitution and does not depend upon words on paper.

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