Some in Congress Still Recognize the Second Amendment In February, unnoticed by me and the news wires, Representative (and now Presidential candidate) Ron Paul has introduced a bill "to restore the second amendment rights of all Americans" (H.R. 1022). To be brief, this bill would repeal all laws that infringe on the right of the People to keep and bear arms. As of this date, it has no cosponsors and has been referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, where it will likely die an ignoble death.(1)
It's sad that we need a law to guarantee us our natural rights as enshrined in the Constitution. The fact is, no law that infringes on the second amendment should be able to survive a court challenge. The Second Amendment says in no uncertain terms that our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.(2) What part of this is hard to understand?
(1) H.R. 1096 I.H.; S. 850 I.S. 110th Cong. (2007)
(2) U.S. Const. amend. II
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