Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Waxman on Gun Control

Dirty Harry:
"Go Ahead, Take Their Guns Away!
 "If someone is so fearful that, that they're going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that these people have these weapons at all!" Henry A. Waxman Representative (D-CA) (From Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns , by John Haueisen)

The Bill of Rights did not provide a provision on the right to bear arms so that Americans could go hunting.  The Second Amendment was about protection, not just for the states from foreign invaders, but also for protection from the federal government.

The Supreme Court has ruled by dicta (United States v. Verdugo-Irquidez) and by direct opinion (District of Columbia v. Heller) that the right to bear arms belongs to individuals.

Does Congressman Waxman have a problem with the Supreme Court? Does he take offense that the Bill or Rights, as such, protects the rights of individuals, as rights cannot be conferred on anyone else and retain any merit or meaning?

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