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The voice of American exceptionalism
Here you will find Podcast - audio broadcasts - of prominent conservatives. These could be elected officials, national, state, and local who espouse ideals of conservatism. These expositors could be republicans, tea party, libertarian or any party that projects the principles that made this country great.
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Does an American citizen have a Constitutional right to own a gun
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Does an American citizen have a Constitutional right to own a gun The right of the people? A well-regulated militia? What do these mean? What does the Second Amendment say? Is gun ownership a right for all Americans? Or just for a small militia? Eugene Volokh, Professor of Law at UCLA, explains what the Founding Fathers intended. Does an American citizen have a Constitutional right to own a gun? Here’s what the Second Amendment says: “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.” Now, it once seemed to me like that language only protected state militias and not individuals. Indeed, this is the view held by the four dissenting Supreme Court justices in the 2008 case of District of Columbia versus Heller, a landmark case dealing with gun ownership. But the more research I did, the more I came to realize that my initial view was mistaken and that the Founders were, in fact, securing an individual right. The five justices who voted to affirm the right to own a gun in DC versus Heller had, indeed, made the correct decision. Let’s look at the amendment one more time. “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.” We first need to focus on the phrase “the right of the people.” Note that the people are the only ones whose right is secured here, not the militia or a state government. This phrase “the right of the people” comes up a few times in the Constitution. For example, the F
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Very informative, a new way of presenting a podcast. Give it a listen, the Voice of American Exceptionalism. Congressmen and Senators are featured here, all conservatives.
Date published: 2014-09-11