Originally Posted by tooge
Ok, so it's not congress. Regardless, the guy is right. The US Constitution states that we are able to bear arms. It doesn't say what arms. It doesn't say how many, it doesn't say when and where you may keep them, register them, etc. Until the constitution is amended, we have the right to bear arms, unconditionally. Deal.
It also doesn't say what kind of arms. But, for those who say there are implied powers, if the words from some Framers say it was to prevent tyranny or guarantee liberty then we have a right to arms equal in firepower to a standing army. Afterall, they did discuss the dangers of a standing army being too big and considered the militia to be the people because they feared the delegated power to the new national congress over raising an army. Hence, the reason for the Bill of Right's Second Amendment.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950