We all can read the King's English, and we can also read PAST the 2nd amendment while still enlightened enough to understand it. You have no rights under this clause. If it was not to be amended, it would have been an article. You are NOT the state militia in the 18th century. There is no protected class of weapons such as there is one for human life. Due to Scalia's interference along with the other conservative junta the 2008 & 2010 rulings uphold your PRIVILEGE to own some firearms, but even he opined that "unusual" weapons may be regulated as we see fit as a country. And what the SCOTUS may giveth, it may also taketh away, or refine. Legal precedent does not set your privileges in stone. The forefathers had the genius and collective wisdom to create a great document, but it is not a living and breathing thing that will dance to your piper's tune. We reserve the real God given rights to our lives, liberty and our pursuit of happiness with ESPECIALLY our children over your privilege to have a little shooting fun at the range while lunatics decimate our ranks.
"U.S. Constitution- Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
Section 8 - Powers of Congress
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;"
"Under these provisions, the right of the states to maintain a militia, including what is now the National Guard, is always subordinate to the power of Congress. In 1795 Congress first gave the president authority to call out the militia to suppress insurrections. Presidents employed this power to enforce federal law during desegregation disputes during the 1950s, and later during the civil disturbances in various cities during the 1960s"
"It took a force of 500 US Marshals and thousands of US army soldiers to quell a riot by an armed mob opposed to the admission of James Meredith, a black student, to the University of Mississippi. By the time the riot had been suppressed, 35 marshals had been shot by the mob and two civilian observers (including a French journalist) had been executed with shots to the head. This is as good an example as any other of what the gun lobby means when it talks about Americans using their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves against 'government tyranny'." ~ Doobie Snack (Huffpo)
"In 2002, Keene’s son David Michael Keene was driving on the George Washington Memorial Parkway when, in a road-rage incident, he fired a handgun at another motorist. He was sentenced to ten years in prison for 'using, brandishing, and discharging a firearm in a crime of violence.' I asked Keene if this private tragedy had left him uncertain about what the N.R.A. had wrought. He said no: 'You break the law, you pay the price.”
And sure mental health always has been, and always will be underfunded and neglected. But it's still a dodge to getting things fixed with the way we let these assault weapons run amok and now we're Massacre, Inc. And the outlaw militias will gladly pick up where the lunatics slack off. Its coming.
Happy Holidays ! And even have a Merry Christmas as your Teabilly members of the House of Misrepresentation may push their own Red states over the cliff into fiscal oblivion. We'll regain control to set this ship straight from it's bourbon soaked reverie and make it fly right again. It may take a little while, but the American people ultimately make the right course corrections. We always do.