Posted by: Mark Waser | Feb 1, 2011

Is the Second Amendment Outmoded?


A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Given the fact of national armies to protect the state from other states and given the fact, recently illustrated by Tunisia and Egypt, that tyrannies now can be overthrown without resorting to force of arms, it has now become apparent that a well-regulated militia is no longer necessary to the security of a free State.

Without attempting to arguing the gun control issue itself, isn’t it obvious that we need a twenty-eighth amendment to either bring the second up to date or repeal it?

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  1. And who protects the unarmed people from the government of their own state? Populist uprisings are all well and good in poor nations with despotic dictators but in a 1st world police state that doesn’t work.

    Americans have already surrendered their 4th Amendment rights without a super majority and the courts have upheld it, all at the request of the executive branch. When all 3 arms of government are in cahoots to shred the constitution then what is one to do? Vote? They did vote for “hope and change” and still have unwarranted wiretapping, police that can break into your house without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, American citizens killed abroad at the order of the President, people held indefinitely in Guantanamo without access to lawyers, politicians that ban concealed carry for anyone other than politicians etc. etc.

    Okay, rant over.


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