vpb: It's certainly a more plausible explanation than the idea that the framers wanted deranged extremists to overthrow the elected government.
dittybopper: vpb: It's certainly a more plausible explanation than the idea that the framers wanted deranged extremists to overthrow the elected government.Yes, because people who had just overthrown their previous government by force of arms were more concerned about preserving slavery.
Cythraul: Or, does it mean I can finally offer myself as a slave?
Nabb1: Cythraul: Or, does it mean I can finally offer myself as a slave?Eh, we could use an extra pair of hands in the house. Send me your résumé.
Cythraul: Does this mean I can now finally own slaves?
encyclopediaplushuman: Gun nuts disconnect in my mind the second "well-regulated" is read. Fark Scalia, the framers didn't put that in for no reason.
Peter von Nostrand: Fark it, I'm calling in sick. This thread should be epic
LegacyDL: So the 2nd Amendment was meant to keep slaves in check, yet 300 years later the descendants of slaves are using guns to kill each other.Irony much?
wataga123: Cythraul: Does this mean I can now finally own slaves?Football is legalized slavery.
JohnCarter: Wow...did not see this one coming.Being from the South, while not a History major I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express the other night, and I am fairly well read on things of the "Old" south and have never run across this hypothesis. This is truly an interesting claim. If this was in fact true then would not the 13th amendment have had a direct impact on the 2nd amendment?If in fact the 2nd amendment was around because of slavery, once that was gone, the 2nd amendment should have been void. Shocked they missed that little bit of Constitutional tidy up in 1865
skinink: There never would have been slavery in the first place if the slaves had guns.
AverageAmericanGuy: Is it a living document or is it not a living document?The 2nd Amendment doesn't mean those things now. It means that every American (with certain exceptions) has the right to own a gun.It has nothing to do with slavery today.
ModernLuddite: Pokemon is a slave trade and Pikachu is the slave master.
Harry Freakstorm: The President should announce that the findings show that the Reagan Revolution is an abject failure and the state should return to the job of caring for it's crazies.
joness0154: encyclopediaplushuman: Gun nuts disconnect in my mind the second "well-regulated" is read. Fark Scalia, the framers didn't put that in for no reason.And gun control advocates skip over the whole "the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms..."It says people. Not soldiers, militiamen, etc. When 'people' is used throughout the rest of the Constitution it refers to the citizens/residents of the country...why would it be any different in the 2nd Amendment?
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