There are plenty of ways to interpret the minutiae of the Second Amendment, many of which have been completely hijacked by the cowardly and liberal left.
For those who are, once again, exploiting the tragedy of a recent school shooting to push their agenda, the key lies in the phrase “a well regulated militia”. For the democrats, this phrase tends to be a lynchpin of sorts, with all manner of interpretations available to the delusional democrats.
Their argument is simply that this “well regulated militia” are the only people entitled to the right to bear arms – a wholly false and pedantic interpretation of the second most important thing that the Founding Fathers had on their docket.
What the left ignores, however, are the four most important words in the Amendment: Shall not be infringed.
There is another, far more cogent interpretation of the right, however, that is sweeping the nation. It’s called Constitutional Carry, and it goes a little something like this:
Due to the fact that our right to bear arms is completely unrepentant to the whims of the progressive politicos in our midst, there is no constitutional basis for the exclusionary permitting process of many states’ concealed carry programs. Ergo, the 2nd Amendment is our right to concealed carry, and supersedes all other lesser laws on the subject.
This realistic translation of the 2nd Amendment is gaining steam around the nation, including in Colorado; a state whose recent return to the roots of liberty has provide fantastic results in a number of avenues.
“A measure that would enable Coloradans to lawfully carry concealed handguns without a permit was approved by a state Senate committee this week.
“The proposal, SB 97, passed on a partisan 3-2 vote of the Republican-controlled Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Its sponsor, state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, argues open carry without a permit is already legal in most of the state outside of Denver, and is concerned that those who choose to carry concealed have to pay the government what amounts to a tax to do so.
“’The idea behind constitutional carry is that you should be able to carry a concealed handgun without applying for government permission or paying an expensive fee, if you are otherwise legally able to carry a firearm,’ said Neville in a statement.”
Once again, we have Colorado bucking the federal status quo in hopes of bolstering their citizen’s outright liberty.
Should Colorado succeed in making Constitutional Carry a reality, there is little doubt that other states within the union could follow suit, especially given that our nation’s explosive conservative awakening over the course of the last few years.