Who Runs the “Well-Ordered Militia”? CONGRESS!

Inspired by an article in Sunday’s paper by Representative Jamie Raskin, I looked at the text of the first section US Constitution for the first time in many years.

Here’s the part that actually surprised me, where the writers specifically list the powers of Congress, and in this section they in NO way come anywhere near the idea of letting any wack job to go get concealed weapons to bring to a school, a party, a concert, or a church, or to overthrow the government, as our current NRA wack jobs and some Supreme Court members would have you believe. Instead, the Militia is specifically in order to “…execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

(I write this as a person who grew up owning a 22-rifle, and who has hunted deer in the past with shotgun slugs, sometimes successfully. But I think that unless you are really planning on overthrowing the government, then those extremely dangerous machines should be registered, and those who own them should need to undergo both a competency test of some sort and (for obvious reasons) some form of vouching for his or her mental status as well. I mean, DUH!

These things can kill you!

The more deadly the weapon is, the more stringent should be the licensure.

Again, duh.

So here are sections 14-16 of the first Article if the Constitution:

“14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

“15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

“16: 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;…”

Published in: on May 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Plus this was considered a collective right for 200 years and then the Supreme Court decided owning a gun was an individual right. The current GOP court packing is a concerted effort to remake the country more to their liking. To redefine what it means to be an American. We should all be afraid.

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  2. Have you read this one?

    “The Supreme Court’s Worst Decision of My Tenure” by John Paul Stevens

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/john-paul-stevens-court-failed-gun-control/587272/

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