The First and Second amendments in context

The First and Second amendments in context

  • Owen Glendower

    No argument from me, but then I understand what “well-regulated” meant at the time.  I also don’t get very excited about capitalization in 18th-century documents.
     
    But you might forward your post to Mr. Kristof at the NYT, who recently wrote this:
     
    “There’s a reasonable argument that the Second Amendment confers an individual right — to bear a musket. Beyond that, it’s more complicated. Everybody agrees on a ban on fully automatic machine guns. The question isn’t whether to limit the right to bear arms, but where to draw the line.”
     
    Full editorial here.:
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/opinion/kristof-looking-for-lessons-in-newtown.html