Thursday, September 26, 2013

Senate Website Gets 2nd Amendment Wrong, Critics Say

Shown, at right, is a screen shot of the Senate web entry on the 2nd Amendment. The controversial passage is highlighted.REUTERS/SENATE.GOV


Does the Second Amendment guarantee an individual right to own guns?
The Supreme Court has ruled that it does. But you might be confused if you visit theofficial Senate web page on the Constitution, which says only: "Whether this provision protects the individual's right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated."
That particular wording was posted on the Senate website in 2009, based on archived web pages at The Internet Archive. However, that's one year after the Supreme Court ruled: "The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense." 

Given the court ruling, critics say the Senate site's administrators are just wrong.


  1. Amusing, despite what the gunloons might like to think--the Second Amendment is now far more under debate than it has been for most of its first 150 years.

    Unfortunately, it is too divided by partisan bickering than any real interest in the history of the Second Amendment, which is partly why the US is in the mess it is.

  2. The Senate was in significant Democratic control then. What a shock the official website got it wrong.

    1. That's right hillbilly, tooth missing, "deliverance" boy, only when Republicans are in majority are laws and decisions correct. Now go, there is a naked boy in the woods waiting for you two "deliverance" boys to make him squeal like a pig.