I do not pretend to know what the intent of the Foundings Fathers was. But I do believe former Justice Stevens knows a heck of a lot more about it than me or any other yahoo who posts on this site.
#27 | Posted by moder8
I do not pretend to know what the intent of you but......... you are full of crap. Former Justice Stevens doesn't know jack schidt about the founding fathers. If he did he wouldn't have added thoes STUPID words to the second amendment.
"(first part) A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, ***** (second part) the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The first part is the reason and the second part is what should be done to take care of the first part.
"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
Co-author of the Second Amendment
during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves
Richard Henry Lee
writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788.
I do hope this helps clear the air just a little.