A Guest Blog : By Larry N. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         President of the Institute of Gainesville.

The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment. Much has been made of the Heller decision, but in the context of the history of the Second Amendment and the milieu in which it was written, it is easy to appreciate the strict constitutional interpretation whence came the 5-to-4 decision.

The right of law-abiding American citizens to bear arms was clearly outlined by Justice Scalia’s majority opinion, but this will not go unchallenged by those who side with the minority. Attempts at using the argument “for the good of public health” as a justifiable reason to limit or annul the Second Amendment must be tempered with a realistic understanding of the pathology of the public-health problem. This desire to “regulate” one amendment can only lead to the de-facto regulation of the other amendments.

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Comment by Kurtis Dwight Davis on December 27, 2012 at 7:01pm

The Founders clearly established right to keep and bear arms, as per the second amendment---in the "Federalist", Opinion #29, Alexander Hamilton expresses intent to allow the private population to prevent government takeover, based on every man's right to keep and bear arms.  Nothing, absolutely nothing, has changed, since those words were spoken.

Comment by Dr. Keith C. Westbrook Ph.D. on December 28, 2012 at 6:20am

Kurt:

Great point I think the last 4 words in the 2nd. Amendment defines the intent of the Founders: "Shall Not Be Infringed". Pretty clear in its intentions and though nothing from their perspective or our perspective has changed, the ruling class realize we can never be fully subjugated until we are disarmed and anyone foolish enough to believe a libtard spewing that, that is not their intention is too stupid to responsibly own a weapon anyway.

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