Whose right to bear arms?

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:39:13 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Paul Greenberg at The Washington Times - berates the Supreme Court for taking on the District of Columbia's abrogation of the right to keep and bear arms. Mr. Greenberg thinks that infringements in the name of safety are OK. I submitted the following letter to the editor:

In the November 30 issue, Paul Greenberg posed the typical gun-grabber's question about the Second Amendment's militia clause. I found the clear, unequivocal answer a number of years ago, on an internet mailing list:

"Reread that pesky first clause of the Second Amendment. It doesn't say what any of us thought it said. What it says is that infringing the right of the people to keep and bear arms is treason. What else do you call an act that endangers 'the security of a free state'? And if it's treason, then it's punishable by death.

"I suggest due process, speedy trials, and public hangings."

-- L. Neil Smith

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