Influence from the pantheistic ideas of John Locke.
"Why did the Founding Fathers put the 2nd Amendment in the Bill Of Rights?"
To protect us from the consequences of an uninformed electorate.
To protect the 1st one.
C'mon, that's an easy one....obviously the 2nd Amendment was put there to protect our hunting rights, just ask Schumer and the rest of the Progressives......and yes, I'm being sarcastic. This is what they would have the non-informed folk believe.
Am I the only one to notice that the 2ndA is the only Right that states SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, I wonder why??? Progressives never want acknowledge these 4 critical words, do they?
@MT-Eman Right, the libs think the 2nd amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear sporting goods.
I agree that "shall not be infringed" is a MUCH stronger restriction than "Congress shall make no law" insofar as it restricts ALL levels of government. Expressing that view got me thrown out of jury duty for a CCW beef.
To defend against all governments both foreign and domestic.
I think Lindsey Graham, who is unmarried and may actually be gay according to some as they say on FOX, may have made a strategic error by taking this position. The base constituency, the really base constituency wants to believe that if called upon one day their guns may be used to overthrow elected officials to overthrow "tranny."
Yes, one day gun owners will stand up as one, storm the US Capitol and other government institutions, take them over, remove Obama from office and try him for treason, and restore freedom to our great country! Each of us, if we have enough guns, can organize, form a citizen's army, and overthrow our tyrannical government and restore the Constitution of the United States of America!
Any school kid can answer that one. The Founders wanted to make sure the Muskets would be preserved for posterity.
Because it never occurred to the founding fathers that a voter ID law would ever be necessary. Yours if you can keep it...
The founding fathers where not foolish, your second amendment protects all that is in the first amendment. They understood this, that is why it follows the first.
Why don't you recognize the first part of the 2nd Amendment?
A well regulated militia being necessary. The right to bear arms shall not be infringed.
A militia is no longer necessary, since the creation of the national guard.
Thought you "Constitution" lovers knew your history!
As you consider yourself a history and constitution authority, why don't you regard the 2nd as written, and not picked apart to suit your statement.
'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.'
The 'first part', recognizes the need for your militia (national guard). The second part recognizes the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Which shall not be infringed.
The right which the Supreme Court has even recently verified as belonging to 'WE THE PEOPLE'.
Also, this statement is as true today as it was when first made in 1792.
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
I never said i was an "expert". the supreme court also ruled that..
In United States v. Cruikshank (1876), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that, "The right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence" and limited the applicability of the Second Amendment to the federal government. In United States v. Miller (1939), the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government and the states could limit any weapon types not having a “reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia.
So 2008 ruling by a right leaning supreme court supersedes this one>?
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. Fourth Article:
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.
Yes a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state! A well regulated Militia is not needed since the inception of the National Guard ran by the governor of each state.
Thanks for making my point about leaving out words that contradict your stance on guns being protected by the constitution.
Also that 2008 supreme court ruling on the 2nd amendment also protected the right to regulate guns by the federal and state governments.
Please watch as it will clear up so myths on it's meaning.
The National Guard a militia, what a myth, they have to meet the same Standards as the Active Duty guys.
 April 16, 2015 at 11:21am
The Hillary IO Campaign goes into high gear.
The Mirage Men haunt the social media.
“Mirage Men is about how the US government used mythology to cover up their advanced technology.”
Hillary’s Mirage Men are using Mythology to cover up what she has done .
One more to brighten your day
There are more human rights organizations out there than just the NRA. Gun Owners of America, and National Organization for Gun Rights just to name two.
The NRA is also in the bad habit of sacrificing other rights to make a deal with the devil. Like ObamaCare.
 April 11, 2015 at 11:25pm
I wonder what BillAyers has to do with this?
The FBI has files on the Weathermen Underground getting trained by the Cuban Intelligence Service.
During World War II, nearly 500,000 Purple Heart medals were manufactured in anticipation of the estimated casualties resulting from the planned Allied invasion of Japan. To the present date, total combined American military casualties of the sixty-five years following the end of World War II—including the Korean and Vietnam Wars—have not exceeded that number. In 2003, there remained 120,000 Purple Heart medals in stock. The existing surplus allowed combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan to keep Purple Hearts on-hand for immediate award to soldiers wounded in the field.
And the Church being the original Commie/Antisemitic cult that truly spawned it all as history clearly shows...
March 20, 2015 at 10:31am
A no brainer NCO solution,
If the Founding Fathers could sign away their live with this clause than it should be good far any Patriot.
“we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
End it with So…
I Pledge to My Country My Life, My Fortune, and My Sacred Honor
You have his life, money and reputation on the line.