Can you define arms?Submitted by RC Liberty on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 13:21
This is a pretty random post. I just would like to share a few thoughts and questions.
The second amendment is The right of the people to keep and bear arms.
Lines have already been drawn on this issue, and I would think most here have accepted the lines. The debate going on today is where or if the lines should moved. Should that be the debate? As Libertarians should the debate be about whether the government has a role to play at all? Does disarming citizens of certain weapons fall under defense? Is it preemptive to take away someones weapon?
The question is how do you define the word arms?
Also, can you argue that Congress or the Executive branch may take arms away from US citizens while simultaneously arming rebels in other countries with those same type of weapons?