Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 83 (8942 total)
37 online now:
Heathen, jar, kjsimons, Percy (Admin) (4 members, 33 visitors)
Chatting now:  Chat room empty
Newest Member: John Sullivan
Upcoming Birthdays: Anish
Post Volume: Total: 863,366 Year: 18,402/19,786 Month: 822/1,705 Week: 74/518 Day: 0/74 Hour: 0/0


EvC Forum Side Orders Coffee House Gun Control Again

Summations Only

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Gun Control Again
Capt Stormfield
Member
Posts: 403
From: Vancouver Island
Joined: 01-17-2009


(1)
Message 196 of 5179 (684250)
12-16-2012 9:45 PM


There is an interesting discussion of the second amendment at the Atheist Experience blog here:

http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/2012/12/12/answering-justice-scalia/

It starts out on a different topic, but addresses the 2nd starting at post #26. I think the point is fairly made that the intent of the founders was that the militias - however, and by whomever, organized - were comprised of an independently armed citizenry. Their purpose was not to act at the behest of the government, but to be available to overthrow it it if monarchic or despotic tendencies arose.

Capt.


Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2019