As of yet I have not heard much talk concerning the Third (3rd.) Amendments correlation to the Second Amendment. The Third Amendment deals with the British being able to quarter (Quartering Act of 1774) their troops in peoples private homes. Many times your wife or daughters would be “on the menu” of the British troops. This was possibly the straw that broke the colonist backs in regard to their rebellion against “jolly old England!” At this time King James and later King George were the rulers (government) over the colonist. Property could be confiscated, your home taken over, and your wife and daughters abused, by the power of governmental decree.
Could you imagine trying to protect your family and home without weapons (guns) against such governmental assault? Thus the Second Amendment comes before the Third!
The Second Amendment mentions nothing about hunting, but “a well armed militia” is a strong deterrent against tyranny by the government. The right to “bear arms” is in the Second Amendment as a safeguard against government trying to overstep its Constitutional bounds!
It would appear, with the recent New York State ruling on gun control that the Second Amendment is “fair game” in the Obama Administrations sights. This whole debate is going to get very interesting to say the least.
I recently saw this sign posted on the Internet. It reads “Welcome to West Virginia Wild and Wonderful.” ”Entering Wood County!” ”Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone we will kill you back. We have “0″ jails and 513 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!” I would say that when the law abiding public is well armed the criminal element takes notice.
Just a thought, but if you are for gun control and own no guns-put a sign in your front yard stating the fact. You will no doubt be noticed, but you better sleep with one eye open, and have your “will” made out!