Second Amendment, another viewNo where in the Constitution does it say an individual can’t own a gun. The problem lies with our Founding Fathers. If they had only added one phrase to the Second Amendment, the confusion we have today would not exist. If only they had added “for the defense of themselves.”
Our Founding Fathers had much discussion on whether to add a well-regulated militia or standing Army, along with a navy, to protect our nation, or if a civilian militia would repel any threat. We all know the standing army won out.
All mentions of a militia and the right to bear arms that are in the Constitution are strictly in the military context. It does not mention or suggest anything that would protect unlimited rights for all civilians to possess as many or any type weapon that they want.
For gun control opponents to keep repeating that purpose of Second Amendment is to enable the people to take up arms to use against their own government they think is oppressive, is dishonest, untrue and dangerous.
Rick Page, Newnan