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Second Amendment an 'Insurance Policy' for Liberty?

Legal experts say the Second Amendment grants Americans the right to defend themselves. It also serves as an insurance policy for liberty. Read Transcript


Reporter: EMOTION FUELS

DEBATE.

THE PEOPLE WANTED, BY AN

OVERWHELMING MARGIN, TO BAN

THESE WEAPONS.

I WILL TELL YOU HERE

TODAY YOU WILL TAKE MY

ABILITY TO PROTECT MY

VICTORIA FROM MY COLD, DEAD

HANDS.

Reporter: POLITICALLY,

THE ISSUE CAN BE A MINE

FIELD.

THE CRIMINALS WON'T GO TO

PURCHASE THE GUNS, BECAUSE

THERE WILL BE A BACKGROUND

CHECK, WHICH WILL STOP THEM

FROM THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE.

YOU MISSED THAT POINT

COMPLETELY.

AND I THINK IT IS BASIC.

SENATOR, I THINK YOU

MISSED THE POINT.

Reporter: FOR THE ROOT

OF THESE OPINIONS, YOU MUST

GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING,

WHEN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CONSTITUTION GAVE A

BIRTH RIGHT TO ALL

AMERICANS.

A WELL-REGULATED MALITIA,

THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO

KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT

BE INFRINGED."

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

DR. GEORGE MALCOLM HAS

WRITTEN SEVERAL BOOKS ABOUT

THE ORIGINS AND MEANING OF

THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE.

"THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE

TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL

NOT BE I INFRINGEED GIVES

THE PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO

PROTECT THEMSELVES.

ABOUT 90 MILLION-OWNED

FIREARMS, AND WHEN YOU HAVE

90 MILLION GUN OWNERS, THAT

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A FIGHT HE

WOULD

NOT

WANT TO

PICK.

Reporter: A FIGHT

BRITAIN PICKED WITH AMERICAN

COLONISTS SPARKED THE

RIGHTS.

THEY HAD TO ADDRESS ABUSES

BY THE BRITISH CRONE BEFORE

AMERICA WON THEIR

INDEPENDENCE.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

CONTUSIONS IN THE WORLD WHO

HAVE WONDERFUL LISTS OF

RIGHTS, AND THE PEOPLE DON'T

ENJOY ANY OF THEM.

Reporter: STILL, AS

RECENTLY AT 2008, THERE WERE

QUESTIONS IF THE SECOND

AMENDMENT GUARANTEED NOT

JUST A MALITIA'S RIGHT, BUT

AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO

BEAR ARMS.

IT RULED THAT THE SECOND

AMEND THE PROTECTS AN

INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO

POSSESS A FIREARM,

UNCONNECTED WITH SERVICE AND

A MALITIA, AND TO USE THAT

ARM FOR TRADITIONALLY LAW

FULL PURPOSES, SUCH AS

SELF-DEFENSE IN A HOME.

WHEN SOMEONE BREAKS IN

WITH A WEAPON, YOU HAVE NOT

JUST A RIGHT, BUT AN

OBLIGATION, TO PROTECT NOT

JUST YOUR RIGHT, BUT THE

LIVES OF THE LITTLE ONES

THAT HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED TO

YOU.

Reporter: AND THE COURT

RULED THAT THE SECOND

AMENDMENT ISN'T UNLIMITED,

LAWS FORBIDDING THE CARRYING

OF FIREARMS IN SENSITIVE

PLACES SUCH AS SCHOOLS, AND

REGULATION OF THE COMMERCIAL

SALE OF ARMS.

THEN THERE IS THE CURRENT

PUSH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO

BAN CERTAIN TYPES OF GUNS.

BUTTHE HELLER OPINION SAYS

POPULAR GUNS CAN'T BE --

FAITHFUL INHERITANCE TO

THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE

CORNERSTONE.

INCLUDING THE SECOND

AMENDMENT.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

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