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The campaign item question that intrigues me the most right now is guns.
The Second Amendment does not grant to Americans the right to keep and bear arms.
The Second Amendment PROTECTS that PRE-EXISTING RIGHT from government infringement. The Bill of Rights does not GRANT rights to Americans, it PROTECTS EXISTING rights from government interference.
Bluntly, the Constitution tells government to butt-out of anything to which the government is not granted authority.
And they’re told pretty bluntly to butt-out of our guns: “shall not be infringed.”
SCOTUS has held, multiple times, that the Second Amendment is the protection of an […]