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Old 04-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by La literatura View Post
Heller is notable because it enshrined the principle of personal safety into the Constitution, and paved the way for incorporation.

I understand this is most likely new to you, and it sounds counter-intuitive, but for most of American history, the Bill of Rights were not as expansive as they are today.
They just were meant to put more restraint on the Federal govt as the states feared they would get swallowed up. They were added in order to ensure ratification.

But here's where you're wrong—it's a natural fundamental right meaning it precedes any govt. It traces back to English history where arms "had been regarded as a long-established natural right in English law, auxiliary to the natural and legally defensible rights to life." ( wikipedia)

"The historical link between the English Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment, which both codify an existing right and do not create a new one, has been acknowledged by the U.S. Supreme Court." ( wikipedia)

I find it odd that the left speaks for incorporation all the time on other social issues but doesn't on guns. I hardly think any Framer or Founding Father would have approved of any state passing a ban on guns. If they felt they needed the right to fight a tyrannical govt, it wouldn't be possible if all states banned guns. It defies the idea of the "security of a free state."
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