I understand. Nevertheless, the First Amendment does not contain a clause like, "shall not be infringed." The framers thought carefully about the right of the people to bear arms. Any restriction on the right to bear arms in my opinion is an infringement. State laws like the ban on open carry in California clearly restrict my right to bear arms in public. Its not about obtaining a permit to open carry because there is no provision in the law for this purpose. I place 2nd Amendment laws in the same category as the Dread Scott decision and the recent SCOTUS decision concerning Obamacare. These rulings violate the very essence of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The philosopher St. Augustine pointed out that unjust laws are not laws at all. Sadly, there does not appear to be anyone in the legal community to safeguard our Republic against those powerful politicians who would abrogate the Constitution for their benefit.
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