According to Joe Biden, thumb “You have an individual right to own a weapon both for hunting and for self-protection.” This statement ignores the words of the Constitution, history and the Supreme Court cases on the 2nd Amendment. The relevant words of the Constitution say: “We the People of the United States…..in order to provide for… the Common Defense…. ordain [that].. the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” (Preamble and 2nd Amendment)
Historically, Americans have always kept arms suitable to defense of country and community, from the 1600s to today. The Supreme Court says American citizens have the right to own firearms that “could contribute to the common defense,” “of kind in common use” at the time in question and are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.” US v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939) @178-9; D.C. v Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) @ 625.
It would be far more productive if the White House would focus on keeping all weapons away from criminals and the mentally ill instead of trying to disarm everyone.
-Lenden A. Eakin, Attorney, www.rvalaw.com
Owner of Class 3 Only