From the ACLU FAQ page:
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“Given the [U.S. Constitution’s] reference to “a well regulated Militia” and “the security of a free State,” the ACLU has long taken the position that the Second Amendment protects a collective right rather than an individual right. For seven decades, the Supreme Court’s 1939 decision in United States v. Miller was widely understood to have endorsed that view.”
“The Supreme Court has now ruled otherwise. In striking down Washington D.C.’s handgun ban by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller held for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, whether or not associated with a state militia.”
“The ACLU disagrees with the Supreme Court’s conclusion about the nature of the right protected by the Second Amendment. We do not, however, take a position on gun control itself. In our view, neither the possession of guns nor the regulation of guns raises a civil liberties issue.”
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No … to any further restrictions on gun ownership.
Obama has tried to renew the 12-year-old “CIFTA” Treaty ratification effort to open the back door to an assault on the 2nd amendment. Moreover, this proposed treaty would make the identities of this nation’s gun owners accessible to OTHER NATIONS like Mexico! Obama is promoting the LIE that 90% of guns used by Mexican drug cartels are trafficked over the border from the U.S. in order to play on fear to push this insidious “treaty” upon the American people.
Even if there is in fact some percentage of guns flowing illegally over the border, how would that translate into this ridiculous “treaty” to invade the privacy of American citizens who choose to exercise their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms??
And as for HR45 Gun control??
NO! It’s time to cease and desist from assaulting our Civil Liberties!
Text of the HR45 proposed law:
Enough is enough!
Gun ownership is NOT to be relegated to a mere privilege to be licensed out by the Federal Government; it is a CONSTITUTIONALLY-MANDATED LIBERTY, a FACT which has been UPHELD by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in “D.C. v. Heller!
Contact your congressional representatives and make your voice heard!