On ABC’s “This Week” today, June 5, 2016, Hillary Clinton was on with Clinton political operative and fake journalist George Stephanopoulos where Clinton stated:
“… for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late Justice Scalia and there was no argument until then that localities and states and the federal government had a right … to impose reasonable regulations.”
Of course that is a lie. There has always been an argument as to whether states could impose regulations. Scalia never claimed that there couldn’t be some reasonable laws regarding firearms. But then, liberals like Hillary love to misrepresent people who aren’t around to defend themselves.
The term “Nuance;” as any fan of the movie “Diner” can tell you, is not a real word. It is a code word for altering the meaning of words.
The 2nd Amendment reads: “a well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
One of the “nuanced” lies of anti-gun rights politicians has been the attempt to re-define, if not eliminate, the 2nd Amendment by claiming that “well-regulated” means that only the official military should be allowed to keep and bear arms, and the average citizen may be barred from having them.
The truth, however, is that the term “well-regulated,” in the vernacular of the late 1700’s, means being in working order and functioning as expected. In modern terms the 2nd Amendment would read: “A properly functioning citizen militia being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Indeed, the founders considered the “militia” to be the citizenry, and U.S. law actually defines the “militia” as meaning just about everyone:
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, …, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States …
(b)The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 14; Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(7), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1439; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title V, § 524(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1656.)
This clearly means that if you’re not in the military, but you fit the description, able-bodied male, citizen etc., you are, or were a part of the unorganized militia. Therefore you have the inalienable right to keep and bear arms. You can’t “nuance” your way out of that, Ms. Clinton.Tags: George Stephanopoulos Gun Rights Hillary Clinton Politics Second Amendment