The Second Amendment is only one of ten that are known as the Bill of Rights. Each of these amendments speaks to the empowerment and protection of the people from the government, and to the limitation of the government’s power and authority over the people. It is ludicrous to insist that the Second Amendment is somehow different, that it is intended to subject the people to additional government “regulation.” The Second Amendment is only “maddeningly ambiguous” to those who refuse to accept the possibility that it means exactly what it says, as it is written in plain English. Nevertheless, we are bound to abide by the courts’ decisions, that is, until they lose sight of the meaning of “shall not be infringed.” The people may one day decide when this has happened. This is not a threat. It is a sad prediction, based on the historical events that led to the creation of this nation. I hope I am wrong but I see an ember smoldering. The courts would be wise not to fan it into flame.
Don Mauer, Piercefield