The First Amendment …

… protects their unconditional and unalienable Right to make stupid, offensive, and incorrect statements, and pretend to be petty tyrants.

It does not, however, grant them the ability to negate the unconditional and unalienable Rights of free men, both enumerated and un-enumerated.

After you refresh your memory of the Second and Ninth Amendments, I refer you to a recent post at AmmoLand:

First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in Boston and Brookline, violates the Second Amendment. The district court disagreed, and so do we. Mindful that “the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 626 (2008), we hold that the challenged regime bears a substantial relationship to important governmental interests in promoting public safety and crime prevention without offending the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights. Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s entry of summary judgment for the defendants. In the last analysis, the plaintiffs simply do not have the right” to carry arms for any sort of confrontation” or “for whatever purpose” they may choose. Id. at 595, 626 (emphasis omitted). 

The Court specifically said the decision applies to both open and concealed carry of handguns. They reserved the power to infringe on concealed carry more than open carry.

Judge Selya wrote the decision for the unanimous three-judge panel. They held that allowing police to decide if a citizen has a “need” to carry a gun outside the home allows sufficient exercise of Second Amendment rights.

A right that can be arbitrarily denied by the government is no right at all. It is effectively just another activity that may be allowed by the government if a bureaucrat decides to allow it.

 

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2 Responses to The First Amendment …

  1. xtron says:

    so the second amendment rights end at your front door.
    what about your first amendment right to free speech?? are/will/can they be limited to your living room??

    and your right to freedom of religion?? is that going to be restricted to your dining room table?

    is your fifth amendment right to remain silent only going to apply in a police station and the court room??

    your fourth amendment right to due process may no longer be effective unless there is a written contract on file with the county courthouse.

    wake up people. either the constitution stands WHOLE AND INTACT, or it is entirely null and void.

  2. David says:

    The Constitution is a contract which if breached, can be considered to be void.

    “The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes [and] delegated to that government certain definite powers and whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. To this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming, as to itself, the other party. The government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution the measure of its powers.”
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
    (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
    in his draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 which were written in response to an attempt by Congress to expand the criminal jurisdiction of the federal government through a set of laws entitled the “Alien and Sedition Laws.”

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