Why is it that the Constitution should be changed for gun control...?
And yet people will insist that Roe v Wade is set in stone.
It's not actually in the Constitution and people will say that the ruling makes it irrevocable because the Court at that time ruled Roe v Wade was Constitutional. The Court also ruled on Dred Scott and others that have been overturned.
It seems dishonest to me to shout down opponents to abortion and call out the Constitution in one breath and then say we don't have a right to guns in the next, especially since we have a clear right to bear arms and no stated right to abortion.
It would not take a Constitutional amendment to change Roe v Wade. It's just a law. Laws are revoked or changed all the time.
- L.T.M.Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Good question and I notice the usual leftists are here posting their lies in response. They claim 'no one wants to change the constitution'.. Oh no, they just want to ban guns. Save your BS for the other sheep lefties.
You're correct, you won't find the right to abort babies in our constitution but you will find our right to defend Life and Liberty.
And those rights are Not Negotiable.
"On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
(Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322)
"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of."
(Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)
"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms."
(Tench Coxe, known as "The Father of the Bill of Rights", 1789)
"The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms"
(Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87)
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them."
(Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, Walter Bennett, ed., Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican, at 21,22,124 (Univ. of Alabama Press,1975)..)
- Steve GLv 77 years ago
Roe vs Wade is not set in stone, but it is the law of the land now, and it would take a constitutional amendment or an action by the SCOTUS to change that.
I have not seen or heard anyone advocate for changing the 2nd Amendment, but I am sure there are a few out there. The SCOTUS ruled in DC vs Heller that the banning of handguns is not constitutional, but made it clear in that decision that the right to bear arms is not unlimited, and that the government may enact reasonable regulations on gun ownership.
THAT is the law of the land.Source(s): Roe vs Wade is a law, you think? Please study up on the Constitution and our government before making such a fool of yourself again. Laws and court decisions are very different things.
- Dr. Li WenliangLv 77 years ago
The constitution can not be changed to give the government the power to deny your inalienable rights.
The rights enumerated in the first ten amendments, called the Bill of Rights are rights you were born with (endowed by your creator)
They were not granted by the government and the government can not take them away.
- 3 years ago
the simply manner to make modifications to the federal structure is for the two properties of congress to bypass the comparable modification via 2/3 majorities and for three/4 of the states to ratify the modification.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
No one is suggesting changing the constitution for gun control.