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The 2nd Amendment : For Muskets Only?!

•, By MMJ

People have been telling us for years that the 2nd amendment was written in a time of Muskets, and that it doesn't apply to the evolved weapons of today. Is it true?

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Comment by Ed Price
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The 9th Amendment:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

This means that, simply because some rights are listed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and Amendments, that the rights that we as people had before the Constitution was formed, cannot be limited by the Constitution. This shows that the Constitution is not for people who are not within Government.

People who have not taken an Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution, have all the rights that were available to people before the Constitution was set in place. What were and are these rights? Basically, they are these:

1. You can do anything as long as you don't harm anyone else;
2. You can do anything as long as you don't damage property of somebody else;
3. Don't break contracts you have knowingly signed;
4. The customs of the people (common law) in the area in which you live are the only law you need obey;
5. Jury-decided law, by a jury of your peers (people in #4), covers all legal decisions regarding things you do and have done - ALL THINGS.

Sixth and 7th Amendments show that a jury trial can be required by you when being accused. The jury trial is final, with no appeal or recourse. If there is appeal recourse, then the jury trial is not in the right court.

Sometimes it is advisable to forgo a jury trial, because a judge (magistrate, hearing officer) might be required by law to be more beneficial to your case than a jury of your peers; the jury might convict you because of their lack of understanding of freedom, while the actual law that a judge must judge by, might give you freedom.