Did the title catch your attention? Good. You are probably wondering what it means, thinking, “Of course it gives me the right to own a gun.”

However, I encourage you to watch the video below to see exactly why it does not “give you that right.”

 

For more, click here.

 

 

  • mathis1689

    The Second Amendment does not and never has granted the right to keep and bear arms. It simply pledges that both the federal and by extension the state governments will recognize and not interfere with the God given natural right that we already have as human beings.

    • David in MA

      get your head out of your ass.

      • mathis1689

        My head has never been up my ass as far as yours is. Read the Second Amendment for yourself-that is IF you have enough intelligence to accomplish it. The Second Amendment doesn’t say anything about granting anyone the right to keep and bear arms. It simply says that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. That’s obviously a pre-existing right and not one that the Second Amendment grants.

        • Valor

          It is obviously beyond his ability to comprehend.

          • mathis1689

            I’d about reached that conclusion myself.

        • dude

          well I can read but I havn’t ithe constitution ior the bill of rights n a very long time… and all I can say is you all can point out this and that but having my gun is a GOD giving right and I don’t intend to give mine up no matter what other people say is right or wrong …and I don’t advise anyone to try to force there will on me or mine or they could find out what my rights may do

          • mathis1689

            We share the exact same viewpoint.

          • Nikita63

            Make it 3! Not every comment I make is miles long when dealing with intelligent people as there is not a need to explain everything to them.

          • mathis1689

            Being able to express yourself clearly and succinctly is a virtue. I try to practice it as much as possible.

          • Nikita63

            So do I, when possible, as you state!

        • Christian_Patriot7

          Infringe means to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another. To wrongly limit or restrict (something, such as another person’s rights)

          • mathis1689

            Well said.

      • Donald Horneff

        Maybe you should get yours out of that dark space, and think about what mathis posted. Then, go look it up. He is correct. The Constitution is a constraint on government, and the Bill of Rights is to tell the government that it CANNOT limit our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.

        • mathis1689

          Thank you. You were a lot more polite than me. Sometimes I have a hard time being polite when people are being deliberately stupid.

          • Donald Horneff

            Believe me, I wanted to be just as crude as he, but I somehow managed to restrain myself.

          • mathis1689

            Thanks. I admire your restraint even though I didn’t exercise any myself.

          • ARJAY

            It’s (david in ma) a libTURD, demoCRAP!! What do you expect!!

          • mathis1689

            One thing that I never expect from a liberal is common sense. If they had any common sense then they wouldn’t be liberals in the first place.

          • Alan

            Not sure what he was thinking there, but if you check his profile I think you will find that he isn’t a libtard.

          • mathis1689

            I usually don’t check peoples profiles. I go by what they post to form judgments on who and what they are. I’ll check him out when I get a chance and thanks for the tip.

          • mathis1689

            I did check his profile out and you’re correct-he’s apparently not a liberal. Don’t know what his issue was. He hasn’t responded to my last post so guess he’s either too busy or too mad to talk.

          • ARJAY

            They don’t have uncommon sense! They don’t have ANY sense!!

          • mathis1689

            My sentiments exactly!

          • David in MA

            do not bet on it, azzwipe.

          • ARJAY

            Ah, the true libTURD response, NAME CALLING!!!!!!!

            Just as I expected. You didn’t disappoint me!!

            ROTFLMBO, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Nikita63

        You are an ignorant klutz and either indoctrinated by Common core or No Child Left Behind which left EVERY child behind! Nonetheless. Mathis 1689 is EXACTLY correct and so is Donald Horneff. I am 72, a Vietnam /Vet who had a degree in Government BEFOLRE serving in the 1968 Tet Offensive and have seen most everything of import historically in myu lifetime and been involved in more of it than I would like. However, The Intent of the Bill of Rights was Protection for the Human rights recognized by them an d also to give subsequent generations the RIGHT to protect themselves from the Excesses of Government as well as foreign enemies. They KNEW that regardless of governmental system or belief, the one thing ALL governments eventually try to achieve is total control OF EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE FOR ALL WITHIN IT’S SPHERE OF INFLUENCE! So David, you might be better served , or at least we all would be if you followed your own unwanted directive in reverse and then: BREATHE DEEPLY! I too, am from MA but wish I were elsewhere, so inherently Socialist and worse is the Commonmisery and showing every indication of getting WORSE, much worse . You are living proof.

        • nobragjustfact

          god help us folks with commonsense sense in the commonwealth of massholechussetts.

          • Nikita63

            There are so few of us we ought to be on the endangered species list. Hey, who knows? If we could manage that designation from some Government agency like the EPA or the national Park Service or as a pet cause from Obamalamadingdong, we might even thrive like the foreign felons he allows to invade us at will and for whom we have to pay through the nose, but with a little luck and close scrutiny at the polls to keep the fraud as low as possible, NOT FOR MUCH LONGER! Trump IN 2016 and as long as it takes to retain our freedoms, choices and rescind congressional power by term limits and oversight.period.

          • nobragjustfact

            You have hit the nail on the head! I recently drove from Mass out to Montana, down to Colorado, back to Montana and home again. I did see Trump signs along the way, not any for the Clinton Crime Syndicate until arriving back to the Massalalaland.

          • Nikita63

            Hitting the nail on the head is not the ONLY thing I would like to hit on the head. The only problem is if you hit liberals in the head you cannot hurt them or change the intelligence or obstinacy levels of these Neanderthals, and THAT is an insult to Neanderthals! I am a disabled Vietnam Vet. The way I look at it, I and those like me have been raped and robbed by a scurrilous government and people for a lifetime; OUR OWN . We were drafted of enlisted in the various services as a CITIZENSHIP obligation which I think should be re-instituted for BOTH genders and rebuild the standards of the military we once had, decimated by the corruption of this administration, one with no common sense, fiscal responsibility or leadership. It has not a clue on meaningful Foreign Policy and is made up in contravention of constitutional compliance and the formerly observed Rule of Law equitably enforced since it is ENTIRELY made up of NEW WORLD ORDER ESTABLISHMENT POND SCUM IN BOTH PARTIES!. However, what you see as Trump ascendancy will make no difference to this corrupt group of self-serving parasites and there will be all manner of chicanery exercised to deny Trump a fair and impartial win in this or any other election. We have not had an Honest election in decades and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool. I have had a degree in government since 1967; a year before serving in Vietnam as personal assistant and protection for a Medal of Honor awardee Chaplain of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade who is STILL: alive and the only one of 3 such awardees from that war. I also finished my active duty at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, IN WASHINGTON, D.C. where Congress cretins were given preferential treatment over our combat multiply wounded amputees on what were then called the 30 wards and I was disgusted by it then and it is WORSE, Now. We need total reform of our unfortunate 2 party system period. , since both are utterly corrupt and criminally complicit in this qualified vet’s opinion to make such an observation in empowering and enabling this president to abuse our constitution and rule of law by NOT living up to their Constitutional DUTY and obligation to act as a check and balance on the power of the Executive Branch. Congress is supposed to make the laws by passage after debate and compliance with the Rule of Law: not by personal fiat and Executive Order which has hardly EVER been used in such fashion prior to 2008. If we lived in the Constitutional Republic I grew up in, Trump would win in a landslide because Hillary would be where she belongs and would have been there for years: IN PRISON, PERIOD. ( see Federal Law: Title 18, Section 2071, paragraphs a) & b), for confirmation under the RULE OF LAW and constitutional compliance.)

          • desert

            Not to worry, the east coast is going to be destroyed by nukes and by a giant tidal wave….so sit back relax, take no action as usual and “wait for it”!

          • Nikita63

            This is not a Commonwealth; It IS a Common misery, for most with any intelligence.

        • desert

          So….? MOVE!!

          • Nikita63

            i move every day to maintain good health and you are what is ejected from MY nether regions. You and David in MA must be co-joined at the head and there is nothing in either one of them.

      • USMC 64-68

        Evidently your head is planted far beyond the sphincter.

      • ARJAY

        Spoken like a true libTURD demoCRAP!!

        No facts, no nothing, but an emotional insult!!

      • Old Salt

        You’re in for a ride…look what your foolish remark and language has begotten you.

        • David in MA

          It’s not easy playing the devils advocate to draw people out.
          lol

          • Old Salt

            You’re not drawing them out…you’re wasting their time and that’s different.

          • David in MA

            They are wasting their own time, just like you simply by being in sites like this with know it all’s like you. If time were important they would not be here.

    • desert

      YOU sir are FULL OF SHYT!

      • mathis1689

        Imbecilic comments like yours are almost enough to make me despair for the future of the human race. How anyone with the intelligence of a mentally handicapped piss ant can come up with such utter and complete stupidity is beyond me. “The right-not the right that some government chooses to grant us, but the God given natural right that we possess as human beings made in the image and likeness and dignity of God Almighty Himself-to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” If you concede that our right to keep and bear arms is granted to us by the Second Amendment, then you need to go crown Komrade Hitlery Rottenheart Klinton Queen for Life. What the government gives with one hand, it both can and will take away with the other. Recent Supreme Court rulings on various issues are more than sufficient proof of that. My right, your right, the right of any and all human beings to keep and bear arms for our personal defence, the defence of our loved ones and our country DOES NOT come from ANY government at any time under any circumstances! It comes from God Almighty Himself Who made man in His image. The Second Amendment merely recognizes and codifies that right. It does not and CANNOT grant the right to keep and bear arms for the simple reason that it does not have the power to grant that right.

  • brucefandrews

    I guess there must be a new English. Like the new math. Well using the only English the one that was used to write the constitution. It Clearly states that the ‘RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHELL NOT BE INFRINGED.” Not only does it give us the right to own arms but it gives us the “RIGHT” to carry them everywhere we go.

    • opinionated

      Yes, but the 2nd Amendment does not “give” us that right. As other posters have commented, Our Creator, Almighty God gives us the right. The 2nd Amendment protects that right.

      • Valor

        Exactly!! It is appalling how little the American People understand about the Constitution and Bill or Rights.

        • L Cavendish

          even members of SCOTUS are baffled by it

        • Liberty’s Advocate

          It just ‘shows to go ya’, if you don’t KNOW what your Rights are, you DON’T HAVE ANY.

    • ARJAY

      Where in the 2nd Amendment does it say “GIVES or GRANTS you the RIGHT to keep and bear arms”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

      IT DOESN’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      It says: “THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

      “THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE”-we ALREADY HAD!!

      “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”-meaning that the GUBBERMINT CAN NOT RESTRICT THAT RIGHT WE ALREADY HAD!!

  • Lightning Bolt

    The Liberals will Spin anything . they want America to be a 3rd world country and will kiss anyone’s ass to be a Communistic state and let our government run us .

  • mossbergman

    it’s God given right the 2nd just puts it on paper to protect it

  • Liberty’s Advocate

    If one wishes to understand what the Constitution means, one only needs to read and understand the first two and last paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. For most of us that shouldn’t be too difficult because it was written so as to be understood by anyone with a 3rd grade education at the time.

    The most important word in the Declaration is “unalienable”, an adjective modifying “Rights”, and it is found in the 2nd paragraph in the sentence explaining that our Rights are gifts endowed in every individual by their Creator at the moment of their creation. The 1st and 2nd paragraphs assert the “Natural Law” origin, or Divine Origin of our Human Rights which are “unalienable” – meaning they cannot be sold or transferred (Blacks Law Dictionary, sixth edition, page 1523, and Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856 edition) under ANY circumstances. Human (Natural) Rights exist IN US because WE exist.

    I believe the narrator of the above video said “inalienable” which some believe means the same thing. It does NOT. “Inalienable” Rights cannot be sold or transferred without the CONSENT of the” person possessing said Rights. You can ‘consent’ actively or constructively, and your VOTE for your representatives is considered your consent. This is a good argument FOR requiring ID’s for voters.

    The first named unalienable, Natural, Human Rights are ” … Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness … “, which is where the 2nd Amendment comes in. Everyone has the unalienable Right to control their own LIVES and destinies (Liberty to exercise your Rights and the ability to Pursue Happiness in Life), as long as they DO NOT interfere with the Rights of all others to do the same with THEIR Lives. We are born with these Rights, they cannot be taken away or given up and the only way you can FORFEIT your Natural Rights is through penalties imposed by a society for violating the Natural Rights of another. This is the justification for the death penalty for murder and other capital crimes. Take a life illegally – pay for it by forfeiting yours.

    Self-defense is the ability to take a life legally. For thousands of years of recorded Human history, self-defense is the ONLY defense against a charge of murder which, proven, results in total exoneration of the accused. This is the essence of the 2nd Amendment because you cannot have a Natural, unalienable Right to control your own Life and destiny if you do not ALSO have the Right to DEFEND your life. It was given to each of us with an ‘Act of God’.

    • mathis1689

      Very well said!

      • Liberty’s Advocate

        Thank you, but I should have made one additional point. Democrats (Liberals, the Left, Progressives, Socialists, Communists – whatever they wish or DON’T wish to be called at any given moment) look at guns as instruments of death – something with which to take a life. They advocate ‘Gun Control’ as a method of gaining CONTROL over the lives of individual citizens under the false pretense of providing the safety that the courts have held is the responsibility.of the individual (Warren v District of Columbia – 444 A 2d, 1 (DC Appl. 1981).

        The assumption of the Left is that guns can only be used for nefarious purposes. In reality, they have a problem distinguishing philosophically between innocent life which they willingly destroy (abortion) and criminal lives which they will defend with Life sentences for capital crimes instead of the death penalty. This belief system also makes claims on the innocent lives of those whose tax dollars are spent to house and keep these felons secure (earnings = life’s labor).

        Conservatives (an apparently small number of whom are Republicans) view guns realistically in their true role as tools with which to PROTECT and PRESERVE INNOCENT LIFE, through self-defense. In this sense, guns are similar to a garden hose which can be used to water plants, spread fertilizer to help them survive, apply herbicide and pesticides to eliminate threats to their survival while the same tool can be used to fight out-of-control fires. In shorter lengths it can even be an instrument of torture. ANY tool can be used correctly or improperly depending upon the mindset of the operator.

        • mathis1689

          Careful. You’re making entirely too much common sense for liberals to grasp. You’ll probably overload their single functioning brain cell!

  • Old Salt

    Another thing that gets missed is the interesting wording of the 9th and 10th amendments. Neither of them are specific on any God given right but instead reiterate the fact that the government has no rights, only certain powers, and the rights belong to the people. They’re like a pair of capstones and were added at the insistence of all the original 13 colonies or they would not ratify the constitution. Here’s a break down of the ninth amendment, the actual words are in quotes and the modern language in brackets…”The enumeration in the constitution” (the listing or numbering in the constitution) “of certain rights” (of specified and named rights) “shall not be construed” (must not be understood or interpreted), [in legal contemplation shall means must] “to deny” (to disavow, refuse to recognize or withhold) “or disparage” (or lower in rank, discourage) “others” (other unnamed or unlisted rights) “retained” (kept in a fixed place or position) “by the people” (by the individual citizen). In every other mention of “the people” in the constitution it means individual (speech, worship, jury trial…I needn’t go on, but somehow the socialist wants us to believe that “people” has a different meaning in the 2nd amendment. So here’s a modern language 9th amendment. The listing of specific rights in this constitution, is not an allowance or opening for government to pass laws against or remove any unlisted rights, on the contrary the unlisted rights are kept by every individual. The 10th amendment simply restates it another way, only making it clear that the government only has those powers (powers are NOT rights) that we as individuals have granted the government those powers and the government is limited to those specific grants…we’ve come a long way, haven’t we? But in what direction?

  • Samuel Clemens

    Who is this idiot ? His entire tirade is built on the premise that the Bill of Rights is not the Constitution. So, it’s amendments to what?

  • desert

    Some simple minded morons need to actually READ THE 2ND AMENDMENT…that is if the morons can read!

  • desert

    This is for those that can’t read, or are too lazy to read! “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a fee state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed”….too hard for you to comprehend? you want to say is for militias? WE ARE THE MILITIAS YOU STUPID ASSES!

  • Robert A Hartman

    You’re always going to have ignorant people that can’t think for themselves, but parrot what the illogical left say about guns. There’s a host of things that the Second Amendment doesn’t say. Like you need a Permit to buy a gun, you need a permit to carry a firearm, that some guns (so called assault weapons) should be prohibited for sale to ‘citizens’, nothing about where you can carry your gun, doesn’t say whether it should be ‘concealed’ or ‘open carry’, and so I could go on.

    So let me say again, ignorant and uneducated people should stop and READ the Second Amendment.
    It will OPEN your EYES and BRAIN. Go ahead and believe all the lies gun-grabbers tell you.

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