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Broadlighter
11-29-2007, 03:41 AM
Did anyone catch Giuliani talking about how the 2nd Amendment 'gives' individuals the right to bear arms? I heard him say that at least twice while answering the question.

His understanding of the 2nd Amendment is flawed. The 2nd Amendment doesn't give individuals the right to bear arms. It restricts the government from infringing on the right to bear arms. Big difference.

In his world the Constitution confers rights to individuals. To guys like him, if the Constitution gives that right, government can also take it away as he did as New York's mayor.

Did anyone else catch that?