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YouTube: VIDEO: CNN Explains: The 2nd Amendment

February 20, 2013

YouTube:  VIDEO:  CNN Explains: The 2nd Amendment



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Alan Rose February 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

The right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms. THE PEOPLE. PEOPLE. Really, it’s that simple.


Anmut February 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm



Sam S February 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Why should mental retardation be a reason to get away with murder? Fry the fu**er and rid society of a dumb murderer.


Jay February 21, 2013 at 2:00 am

The bill of rights is a list of individual rights. It’s only purpose is to protect individual rights FROM the government. There would not be a need to protect the governments rights to arm for militias and to suggest that is simply ridiculous on its face because governments do not have rights, they have powers.

If you read enough about the second amendment it is plain to see that militia means the people (not the government), that well regulated means properly equipped (not dictated by rules) and a free state means the state of freedom not just free from foreign invaders.


john February 21, 2013 at 4:30 am

And I should listen to a libtard telling me his “opinion” why?

I KNOW what it means.

Is SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED that complicated?


Dean Weingarten February 21, 2013 at 5:02 am

The Second Amendment was always considered an individual right. It was only in 1905, in Kansas, that the idea that it was a “collective right” was fabricated out of whole cloth. The Supreme Court never ruled other than it was an individual right.

The militia is essentially all of the people capable of bearing arms.

“Unusual and Dangerous” weapons clearly does not apply to semi-automatic rifles, which are both commonly owned (not unusual) and not particularily dangerous (about 1-2 percent of murders per year).


WILSONCOMBATCQB February 21, 2013 at 6:27 am

What part of “shall not be infringed” does no one understand?


MrApple February 21, 2013 at 7:10 am

I love when Liberals use modern day definitions to define the words and phrases employed by our Founding Fathers. They consistently screw up the implied/actual meaning of the “well regulated militia”, “free state”, and “the right of the people” sections all the time.


tim February 21, 2013 at 7:34 am

Come on… let the man work hard at twisting the most simplest verbage available.

a body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.



Swobard February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

We should listen to this guy explain something he calls “mysterious”. It’s NOT mysterious, “shall not be infringed” is pretty clear.


Chip February 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I’m with Annut…. FOAD CNN.

The 2nd Amendment is short and sweet, the shortest of all the Amendments in the Bill of Rights.

“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.”

Well regulated Milita means the citizens keeping their fire-arms in good working order.

A Free State, meaning the state of freedom, as in we are currently in a state of freedom.

The People meaning the individuals of this country.

Keep and Bear Arms meaning I can own and carry a gun.

Shall not be infringed meaning the government can not and will not be allowed to tell me to surrender my gun. The government is not allowed to make regulations and pass laws limiting my ownership of firearms. The job can do it, my HOA can do it, they are not the Government. The Government shall not infringe on my right to keep and bear arms.


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