Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights

A Look at State Constitutions and Laws at the Time of the Revolution

July 22, 2020 Jeff Dowdle Season 1 Episode 30
Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
A Look at State Constitutions and Laws at the Time of the Revolution
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Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
A Look at State Constitutions and Laws at the Time of the Revolution
Jul 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 30
Jeff Dowdle

A look at state constitutions  and laws at the time of the revolution and what they had to say about their citizens right to bear arms.

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A look at state constitutions  and laws at the time of the revolution and what they had to say about their citizens right to bear arms.

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So welcome to the lead sheet podcast on Jack Del. And I've been a licensed firearm dealer for 13 years, and I'm passionate about supporting our second amendment rights. In this podcast, we'll cover various topics related to the second minute, plus any other topics of the day that are interesting or relevant. Mining slip in a sports story or movie topic. Occasionally hope that you find this podcast and informative and you can always take away something. We feel a little nugget tweak that you didn't know. So it's been another crazy week, last week. And chase now we're in Houston playing baseball and Seth was in Cleveland. Seth was playing basketball office ankle on it. Really looked bad. It looked like he'd broken his foot. But on Monday, we take him to the doctor and there isn't a fracture, but it is badly bruised. So praises for that. And he might actually get to play in the last term, which is next week. Chase down on the other hand had been traveling the state Texas. And this week we are in Conroe, Texas. playing. I'm recording this from the Hampton Inn. In Conroe as we speak. We, we'll be here. At least through Saturday. I can't wait till we can at least have a weekend without, without baseball. That'll be an enjoyable. As much as I love baseball. so there's a lot that we could talk about, but, I want to step away from our current day issues and go back in time and talk about some of the history for around the second amendment. I might actually, though. Record another episode tomorrow or Friday. About the McCloskey affair that's going on right now in st. Louis as thanks. About there. But, As people go back and try and interpret what are our founders meant when they said, quote, 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. So let's look at what was going on. And being done in some of the States, as it pertains to either their own loss, the time of, of the, revolution. Or prior to. or what their state constitutions might've even said. So, and also, I didn't want to just note that I'm getting most of this information from a book called the founder's second amendment origins of the right to bear arms by Stephen Holbrook. so let's get Georgia. And pre-revolutionary Georgia. The legislation required every man. It was able to. It said, quote, unquote, quote, shall provide for himself and keep always in readiness and carry with him on patrol service. A good gun or pistol. So in Georgia, they required their citizens to be armed and always ready. in New York, the New York constitution, 1776 said it is the duty of every man who enjoys the protection of society to be prepared and willing to defend it. This convention, therefore doc or dang determined and declared that the militia, the state at all time here after as well in peace as. As in. well, shall be armed and disciplined and ingraining this for service. And then a statute was passed in 1787, declared that gnosis and that the state shall be constrained to arm himself. For not and 1777 Vermont adopted declaration of rights that said that the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves in the state. And a standing army in the time of peace are dangerous to Liberty that will not be kept up. So It could not have been clear that they tend to drive speed of an individual, right. And standing armies during peace time or dangerous. Massachusetts. Massachusetts constitution of 1780 included a declaration of rights as well. It stated that people have a right to keep their arms for the common defense. And as in time of peace, armies are dangerous to Liberty. They ought not be maintained without the consent of legislature. New Hampshire. In 1784, New Hampshire adopted the bill of rights, which included these articles article too. All men have certain natural, essential and inherent rights among which are enjoying and defending of life and Liberty. Article 24 stated a well regulated militia is a, is a proper natural insured offense of the state. And article 25, right after it said, standing armies are dangerous to Liberty and not, not be raised or kept up. So obviously a militia was not standing army, in New Hampshire. Okay, Connecticut and Rhode Island, Connecticut and raw. didn't chose not to adopt any formal constitutional bill of rights after independence was declared. But Connecticut head along enforced that required all majors, all male age ages, 16 through 52, bare arm or current affair arm also assistance where required to come on to the watch and ward. And Rhode Island. Just before Lexington Concord, the new court mercury paper urge readers to arm themselves for every patrol. For every Patriot will prepare himself to defense against every invader. So you tell when you go back to the time of the constitution and the bill of rights and look at all the other documents at the time, it is clear what the founder's intentions were. In many of these documents, they use the same language isn't by looking at this context is clear that the militia was just a group of individuals and not a standing army. Also it was normal to expect the citizens to be armed. So, if anyone ever challenges you that the right to bear arms was calling it for the malicious slash army and not private systems, you can show. It was obviously that was not the intent. So thanks for listening. And thanks for it by the respondents to the survey, SNL got a lot of response. I'm gonna compile those results and I'll send those out to those people. That's. stated they want to sale. like I said, I'll probably try and do like a, Another episode on the McCloskey here coming soon, but I'm subscribed, right this podcast is five stars and thank you and continue to fight on