• Sheila Penelope Thorne

Gun Control is not Happening; Here’s Why


Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Is the constitution a “living” constitution with pragmatic interpretation or is interpretation originalism which asserts that all statements in the constitution must be interpreted based on the original understanding of the authors or the people at the time it was ratified. Ahem -“all men are created equal, the loophole allowing for slavery and women not being including in the right to vote. With ERA languishing,supporting originalism, kiss significant gun legislation goodbye. Yup, I’m mixing state and federal government to show a larger context. If governments are not moved to ratify ERA, nothing is going to happen with gun legislation which is already ratified amendment. Originalism is winning. Don’t get it twisted, with “liberty and justice for all,” is the pledge of allegiance, not legislation. Gun rights is legislation, ERA is a dream deferred.

#era #guncontrol

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