You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #9: Rights aren't subject to whims. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-10 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. Rights aren't subject to whims.
If I suddenly feel right to religion means you get to pick branch of Christianity does that mean people lose the right to practice Islam?

Of course not.

The right to keep and bear arms exists. It is protected and codified by the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution. It has been affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The highest law of the land and the highest Court of the land are in agreement.

It is simply an inconvenient truth for those who wish to ban firearms. Something they wish they could pretend doesn't exist. Before anyone goes off of Scalia rant. All 9 justices stated the 2nd amendment is an individual right to bear arms. They only differed in how that right can be restricted.

The Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC