While I personally do not own a rifle, I do believe in the freedom of a law-abiding citizen to own one. You know, I'm not alone in that belief - our founding fathers believed in the freedom to bear arms too. They wrote the second amendment. Uchh. Do something useful, Democrats. Stop treating Americans as if WE are the enemy, and focus your efforts on trying to stop those sworn to see us dead. Sheesh.
H.R. 1022: To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposesAnd for those who need a reminder, the second amendment reads:
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.It doesn't say we should be allowed only peashooters, it says no infringement. Help me out on the legal terminology Zwicker, but it seems to even be stronger wording than the first amendment, which reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.On second thought, they sound about the same. In any case, you can not pick and choose from the constitution!! You can not say my freedom to verbally subvert our army at war must be preserved, but your freedom to own rifles must be limited. I am an Orthodox American and I believe each clause of the constitution must be upheld by law, no matter how inconvenient the results.