When the 2nd Amendment was passed perhaps 90+% of the population lived in rural areas where they had to protect livestock, hunt for food, had no police force to rely on for home defense or to ward off predators. Quite frankly a lot of the that jurisprudence in the early years dealt with a situation where limiting the right to fire arms wasn't even a matter of debate.. firearms were deemed a practical necessity. This situation seems to be a case where Constitutional amendments meant for one thing have been reformulated for something completely different from that which they were intended. In any case no 'right' is free of a commensurate 'responsibility' not use it to infringe on the rights and safety of others.
The Second Ammendment was likely passed to help protect themselves from us ... or our Redcoat forebarers up here, that is. The new Republic probably felt extremely fragile. The rootin'tootin star spangled shyte came along well after the Revolutionary period.
And the rockets red glare , gave proof through the night , that our flag was still there .
In Montana a US vet body slammed some kid at an event because the kid wouldn't remover his cowboy hat for the anthem. The boy has a serious head injury the guy is claiming Trump told him to do it
"Attorney Lance Jasper tells the Missoulian he will seek a mental health evaluation for Curt Brockway, a U.S. Army veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was convinced he was following his commander in chief’s orders."
The El paso shooter will probably say the same thing.
"I heard my Commander-in-Chief's voice in my head telling me "They're murderers! They're rapists! They're drug dealers' they're LOOZAHS!. Send 'em back ta HELL where they came from!""
President Donald Trump visited El Paso and Dayton after two mass shootings killed 31 people and injured dozens of others last weekend but none of the eight El Paso victims still being treated at University Medical Center agreed to meet him, The Washington Post reports.
Worst. President. Ever.
I thought that Counts set the bar low but this is just unbelieveable.
The United States is not capable of recovering from this.