Reply To: 2nd Amendment-Language and Intent


Interesting that the Confederates put the exact same “2nd amendment” language in their constitution.

EXCEPT the confederates used the upper case for “State”

This gives support to the argument that the right to bear arms was required to protect the rights of the sovereign individuals (as Mr. Woods states :”The peoples of the states are the sovereigns”) who as members of one of the sovereign States of the Confederacy (which sovereignty is made explicit in the Confederate Constitution) would need such right to bear arms.

The timing of the adoption of this provision is important as the confederates clearly had in mind that they might be attacked by a tyrannical foreign/domestic invader,