Monday, September 25, 2006
Not an INDIVIDUAL RIGHT, eh?
.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1789.
.“...On motion to amend article the fifth, by inserting these words, 'for the common defence,' next to the words 'bear arms:'
“It passed in the negative.
“On motion to strike out of this article, line the second, these words, 'the best,' and insert in lieu thereof 'necessary to the:'
.“It passed in the affirmative.
.“On motion, on article the fifth, to strike out the word 'fifth,' after 'article the,' and insert 'fourth,' and to amend the article to read as follows: 'A well regulated militia being the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'
“It passed in the affirmative....”
Well now, THAT answers some questions, DOESN'T IT? Good-bye 'collective rights' theory!