To The Daily Sun,
The clock is set to have an honest conversation; facts cannot be ignored, nor reality. We might when making statements, "... those who believe they have the right to not only own guns but to use them at will without penalty."
Be clearer. Individuals who legally purchase a gun do so for a wide range of reasons: hunting, target practice, as part of a collection, using them "at will" without penalty because as a citizen of a particular state and of the United States have a constitutional right now as ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court (District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 - 2008).
The term arms included whatever might be used; which back in the day included tomahawks, hatchets, knives, swords, bayonets, pistols, rifles (yes, they had accurate rifles) and the musket. Insanely, the armies would stand in rows shooting at each others until close enough to use hand held knives and bayonets. They were very serious about not being controlled by a central government.
But to be honest about what is written in the Second Amendment about the right to bare arms actually applies to the individual states to ensure that the newly created federal government could not deny the state's right to maintain a militia — i.e.: sheriff, local and state police and state guards, which now are controlled by the federal government (state guards were nationalized under FDR).
It is the 8th and 10th amendments which guard individuals right from federal restriction. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the state of Georgia in 1837 on its ban on hand guns, and so the creep began, the federal government taking control using the the very amendment which prohibited it from taking control.
The Bill of Rights are amendments limiting federal control not an amendment giving rights to the states and/or the people. So let's have an honest conversation. Read New Hampshire's Constitution, it was effective June 2, 1784, the United States federal government's ratified June 21, 1788.
As far the demons being everywhere, well they are.
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