My Positions

Second Amendment

 

The Second Amendment was put into the Bill of Rights for a reason. Where the First Amendment recognizes and insulates activities where the People resolved their community’s and nations policies peacefully, the Second Amendment reserved the authority for them to govern themselves in more perilous times – when a foreign power or their own government threatened to govern them by force rather than by consent.It also protected the rights of the people to defend themselves from domestic hazards, and to provide sustenance by hunting, and recreation. It states that the right to “keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” By using the term “infringed,” the intent was that the fringes of that right were not to be encroached upon.