By Javier Manjarres
Depending on who you ask, are likely hear many different and novel interpretations of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Anti-gun advocates will tell you that Americans have the right to have a firearm, but only ‘some’ firearms. Pro-gun supporters will tell you Americans should be able to have access to ‘all’ types of firearms, including sniper rifles, semi-automatic tactical rifles, grenade launchers, etc.
So what exactly type of firearm does the 2nd Amendment really allow?
The text of the second amendment reads as follows-
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. – Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Florida Congressman Ted Yoho recently gave his answer to the question of what types of guns citizens should be allowed to own- an answer that got the progressives and anti-gun lobby all bent out of shape. Is Yoho’s point defensible?
The militia had the same equipment as the military to protect them against the tyrannical government. I think its more important today than ever, that we uphold our second amendment. – Congressman Ted Yoho (Video)
Congressman Justin Amash questioned those who believe the 2nd Amendment was about hunting-
And then we have the most ridiculous and ignorant historical statement on the issue, from one of the most liberal Hollywood mouthpieces, Danny Gover, who said the 2nd Amendment was in place “for settlers to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings by Native Americans”-
I don’t know if people know the genesis of the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect, for settlers to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings by Native Americans. So, a revolt from people who were stolen from their lands or revolts from people whose land was stolen from. That was the genesis of the Second Amendment.-Danny Glover (Source)
The fact about the 2nd Amendment is that it gives people the right to bear arms. It doesn’t specify what kind of arms, but one can safely come to the conclusion that when it was written, the amendment supported the right to bear any and all weapons “necessary to the security of a free state.”