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This is a good list of state constitutional right to keep and bear arms provisions State Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Provisions

You can see how different states codified the right. A sample:

Alabama: That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.

Alaska: 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. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State.

Arizona: The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the State shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men.


California: No provision.

Connecticut: Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.

Delaware: A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use.

Idaho: The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent the passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of any legislation punishing the use of a firearm. No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.

Indiana: The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State.

Kansas: A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be tolerated, and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.

Louisiana: The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.

Maine: Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.

Michigan: Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.

Missouri: That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned. The rights guaranteed by this section shall be unalienable. Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the general assembly from enacting general laws which limit the rights of convicted violent felons or those adjudicated by a court to be a danger to self or others as result of a mental disorder or mental infirmity.

Montana: The right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person, and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons.

Nebraska: All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes, and such rights shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof.

Nevada: Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.

New Hampshire: All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.

New Jersey: No provision.

New York: No provision.

North Dakota: All individuals are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation; pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness; and to keep and bear arms for the defense of their person, family, property, and the state, and for lawful hunting, recreational, and other lawful purposes, which shall not be infringed.

Oregon: The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power

Pennsylvania: The right of the citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

Texas: Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

Utah: The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well as for other lawful purposes shall not be infringed; but nothing herein shall prevent the legislature from defining the lawful use of arms.

Washington: The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.

West Virginia: A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use.

Wisconsin: The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.

Wyoming: The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall not be denied.
 
This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you run afoul of the law.
You dodged the question with your snarky reply.

Since you are talking about the Constitution we are talking about the federal level. Since 2004 semiautos have not been any more regulated or "partially regulated" at the federal level than any other type of firearm. This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you spread misinformation.
 

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You dodged the question with your snarky reply.

Since you are talking about the Constitution we are talking about the federal level. Since 2004 semiautos have not been any more regulated or "partially regulated" at the federal level than any other type of firearm. This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you spread misinformation.
He's right, you know - all semi-autos are regulated. You don't want them to be over or under-gassed do you? :D
 
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Semi-autos are regulated by the state. Fully automatic weapons are regulated by the feds. The second amendment lets each state implement laws according to local custom. An individuals right is enshrined in a court ruling. A court ruling can also take away an individuals right. An explicit second amendment would clearly state an individuals right.
 
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Semi-autos are regulated by the state. Fully automatic weapons are regulated by the feds. The second amendment lets each state implement laws according to local custom. An individuals right is enshrined in a court ruling. A court ruling can also take away an individuals right. An explicit second amendment would clearly state an individuals right.
Geez... "...The right of the people to keep and bear arms..." It's just the operative clause.
 
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“The people” can refer to the state or an individual. The very existence of this discussion proves that the language is not explicit.
 

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The constitution was written over 200 years ago and language has changed. Judges are interpreting the ambiguous language to determine our rights. Most modern laws do not require interpretation by judges for most to understand, e.g., we don’t need a judges ruling to interpret a stop sign. The second amendment has been interpreted to allow individual rights but those rights are limited to certain types of weapons. Explosives are generally not allowed, fully automatic weapons are highly regulated, and semi-automatic weapons are partially regulated. The the second amendment does not provide this level of granularity. Can you write a more specific law that requires as little interpretation by a judge as possible while allowing for local variation and future weapons development?
Shall not be infringed, must be to complicated for some PEOPLE
 

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Well Regulated-The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.
"Well regulated" also meant "well trained" as it pertained to militias. Militias at the time being drawn from the civilian citizenry, possession of firearms was necessary to maintain training.

Would you agree that it is the manifestation of a lazy mind to not do the basic research needed to understand what our forefathers wrote, especially since it is all in their historical papers, not the least being The Federalist Papers.
 
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This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you run afoul of the law.
Thanks David...I apologize for asking such a seemingly moronic question to an obvious intellectual. One need not be a brain surgeon to understand things like 10/22s are now assault rifles in WA State, etc. I was just curious as to what you were attempting to communicate to those if us who quite possibly have been at this longer than you...
 

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This whole thread is divisive and just posted to get the reaction of those on this forum. Thread closed
 
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