U.S. Senate Website Gets Second Amendment Wrong

U.S. Senate Website Gets Second Amendment Wrong
U.S. Senate Website Gets Second Amendment Wrong
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  A Senate.gov web page covering the Constitution gets the scope of the Second Amendment wrong, telling readers that it is not clear whether the amendment protects an individual right or a collective right.

Here is what the Senate’s web page on the Constitution says about the Second Amendment:

“Whether this provision protects the individual’s right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated.”

This is simply not true on at least two levels.

Number one, the scope of the Second Amendment has not been seriously questioned until Alisky-minded radicals isolated it from among the other amendments in the Bill of Rights and began attacking it. Before that it was taken for granted that the scope of the Second Amendment was the same as the scope of the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and so on.

Remember, the Bill of Rights protects individual, “unalienable rights” with which we were “endowed” by our Creator.

Secondly, and confirming these things, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment is an individual right twice in the last five years.

In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) they ruled: “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia.” In McDonald v. Chicago (2010) Associate Justice Samuel Alito referenced the Heller decision to make the same point in a different but equally clear manner: “In Heller, we held that individual self-defense is ‘the central component’ of the Second Amendment right.”

How is that Wikipedia has incorporated the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling that the Second Amendment protects an individual right but a U.S. Senate website has not?

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The Senate is full of Constitution shredding communists( so called elected officials that are supposed to represent we the people) that want to abolish your right to own a firearm.

We The People should have the right to Fire those officials that Vote to restrict,abolish the Constitution. If they would read the Federalist papers it is very clear that we the people have the right to walk down the street openly carrying a firearm if we wish to do so.

only the uninformed uneducated person would actually believe the 2nd amendment can be restricted by our Government.


….”the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” ! ’nuff said !


The son of a bitches didnt get a goddamn thing wrong,thats just what the scum wants !


This is part of a coordinated plan by left to change the meaning of terms that they disagree with. If you tell a lie to enough people, they will start to believe that the lie is the truth. The explanation of the 2nd Amendment on the Senate page is also used in the “Common Core” that will be used to teach our youth and in the main stream media.

The radical left uses the word radical to describe conservatives.

It is necessary for conservatives to strongly point out the lies as they continue to occur.

Rob Davis

I don’t care for the POTUS either, but way to go off topic! Obviously whoever made the Senate website is a card-carrying Commie bastard.

Edward C. Noonan

The Senate (as well as the rest of America) doesn’t seem to understated Art II of the Constitution either. They seem unable to comprehend what a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN is! It is clear that Mr. Obama SENIOR (BHO’s daddy) was a polygamist. He already had multiple wives in Kenya. When his so-called “Hawaiian wedding” (if it did in fact really happen) occurred then this illegal act was to be considered annulled immediately (polygamist marriages are/were forbidden in America since the late 1890’s.) And it is clear that Vattel defined NATURAL BORN CITIZEN as a citizen born of TWO PARENTS (IMPLIED… Read more »