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US Bill of Rights, Second Amendment Violations

Posted by SmartCarry on

The Second Amendment is very short and clear to me. It reads:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The key word here is infringe. The word comes from Latin “infringere” which means “to damage, break off, break, or bruise”.

It seems logical to assume that our founding fathers meant to say that – our right to have guns is off limits for our government to prohibit or even restrict.

Despite this amendment, which is a national law, the states currently have laws as follows:

Regarding open carry of firearms, there are -

  • 6 states that completely prohibit carrying firearms openly.
  • 12 states that require a permit or license for open carry.
  • 32 states that allow open carry without a permit or license.

Looks like 18 states are in violation of the Second Amendment.

Regarding concealed carry of firearms, there are -

  • 22 states with “Shall Issue” laws, that require citizens to get a permit for carrying a concealed weapon, and if meeting
    all requirements, including being a resident, the state must issue it.
  • 18 states with “Shall Issue” laws, that require citizens to get a permit for carrying a concealed weapon, and if meeting all requirements, whether a resident or not, the state must issue it.
  • 4 states with “May Issue” laws, that have the authority to deny citizens whether they meet requirements or not, for residents only.
  • 5 states with “May Issue” laws, that have the authority to deny citizens whether they meet requirements or not, for residents or nonresidents.
  • 1 state that does not allow concealed weapons at all.

Looks like all 50 states are in violation of the Second Amendment.

Considering our last blog article, “Murder rate goes down as concealed carry goes up“, we may want to re-think this issue. By restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens to carry firearms, we are not only violating the American Bill of Rights, we are creating a country where citizens are unarmed, and only the criminals and police have guns.