#107 Corky: The new group pushed for a novel interpretation of the Second Amendment, one that gave individuals, not just militias, the right to bear arms.
The 2nd Amendment is a right of individuals, not the militia. This has been stated many times by the S.C. and pointed out here. I'll give you two little quotes just for reference:
"The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the Second Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its
ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful
-Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate,
97th Congress, Second Session ( February 1982 )
"In the context of present-day California law, the Defendant counties' limited licensing of the right to carry concealed
firearms is tantamount to a total ban on the right of an ordinary citizen to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.
Because the majority eviscerates the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms as defined by Heller and
reaffirmed in McDonald, I respectfully dissent."
-Justice Consuelo M. Callahan, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,
dissenting opinion (7-4), 06-09-2016,
And this one, unattributed:
"Never underestimate the extent of mental gymnastics that a liberal educated idiot will go through to justify ignoring an individual right to 'not be infringed'."
-anonymous internet poster, 05-2016