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The special constitutional position, status, and authority of “the Militia of the several States” their separation from the “Armies”, “Navy”, and other “Troops, or Ships of War” that the Constitution allows; and their independence of those entities must always be recognized and scrupulously applied.

Community Self Defense

2nd Amendment: Community Self-Defense

Community Self-Defense Structure: MilitiaThe special constitutional position, status, and authority of “the Militia of the several States” their separation from the “Armies”, “Navy”, and other...
Well Regulated

“Well Regulated Militia”

"well regulated Militia" (Second Amendment)When ratifying the Constitution in 1787 and 1788, WE THE PEOPLE would never have assigned to "the Militia of the...
Necessary Second Amendment

2nd Amendment: “Necessary”

2nd Amendment: The Word "Necessary" What is “necessary” is “impossible * * * to be dispensed with”.Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, (Springfield, Massachusetts: G. & C. Merriam Company, 1913), ...
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2nd Amendment: “The Right”

2nd Amendment: "the Right"The Second Amendment secures to each individual “the right to keep and bear Arms”, not just for his own benefit, but...
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2nd Amendment: Proper Grammatical Construction

2nd Amendment: Grammatical ConstructionAs with the Constitution in general, the Second Amendment in particular must be interpreted as a coherent whole, in which every...
2nd Amendment

2nd Amendment: Proper Constitutional Construction

2nd AmendmentProper Constitutional ConstructionThe Founders provided ready and effective means within the Constitution whereby WE THE PEOPLE themselves could repel invaders, put down domestic insurrectionists, and...
Constitutional MIlitia

“the Militia of the several States”

“the Militia of the several States”GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS THAT EXERCISE GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY—THOROUGHLY CIVILIAN “The Militia of the several States”: Governmental Institutions, Thoroughly Civilian “The Militia of the...
2nd Amendment Rights

2nd Amendment: “Individual Right Only” Theory is Wrong

2nd Amendment: "Individual Right Only" Theory is WrongThe real constitutional argument against contemporary "gun control" lies in the first thirteen words of the Second...
Heller Case

A Review of the 2nd Amendment Heller Case with Edwin Vieira

Dr. Edwin Vieira reviews the Second Amendment District of Columbia v. Heller case. In this lecture, Dr. Vieira exposes the dangerous fallacy in the contemporary...
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