Pelosi went on Fox News and averred that they were not going against the first amendment with their anti gun legislation. Well, since the First amendment has nothing whatsoever to do with guns, I guess you could say she is correct in that statement. Gad, a powerful politician again proving that they have no idea what the constitution says even after willingly taking an oath to protect and defend it. I guess it is something like pushing to pass laws she hasn’t read just because her party told her to. Not her constituents, mind you, her party.
The SECOND amendment, however states and I quote; “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.” The shortest and most plainly stated of all of the amendments! Even so let’s take a minute to define some of those terms. All definitions in quotes are quoted from the English Standard Dictionary.
‘A well regulated Militia‘ was defined at the time as being the people of a local area under the direction of civilian leaders when necessary (as during the revolutionary and civil war.) The term regulated is defined even today as – “To control or direct according to rule or principle.” Notice that word principle I won’t bother to define it. If you believe in the constitution you know what it means and if you are a liberal you never will.
“To keep and bear arms“; To keep means “to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as one’s own”; To bear means “to carry or support;” Arms means “Any of a variety of weapons used for combat or sport,” shall not be infringed means “encroached upon”.
I read all of that to mean that NO governmental body Local, county, state or federal has the right under our law to regulate in any manner out right to our guns. Not by obvious registration, not by covert means as in back ground checks and registration so they can locate any or all.
For any politician to attempt to violate those tenets is a violation of their oath and a criminal offense called perjury. Hmmm aren’t criminal offenses the ones that are impeachable???