How does the fourteenth amendment relate to the 2A? Has there been any Supreme Court decision?
What I’m receiving is the 14th guarantees all rights too everybody. Therefore others would feel that is when or how they received access to the 2nd Amendment along with all the other great ones.
Again this is just my thoughts…
Excellent question that caused me to look it up and I found this
A bit windy but I think it answers the question as posed.
Recently it has been presented to me, the Constitution and its Amendments are not granted to The People, rather they are legal acknowledgments The Federal Government, and, by extension of association, The States, that said entities must recognize are enumerations of God-Given Rights of any and all people.
I comprehend that it was written and added in the times of Lincoln and Grant. But I find the approach a quantum difference in the power and intent of those words. Hopefully, that import will find it’s way into the consciousness of the SCOTUS and we will see a revolution in case law.
However, a quick google search brought this: 1 March 2010 McDonald v Chicago before the Court as related in an article of the Wall Street Journal, cited by The CATO Institute. The Second Amendment and the States By Randy E. Barnett. It would seem, back then, our current Chief Justice didn’t want to embroil the Court in a far-reaching discussion about the power of the 14th’s initial guaranteed against it’s latter statement “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;” This has left us with an open-ended difficulty for the common folk to argue for their 2nd Amendment rights today via “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States” because of the latter State’s ability to assert ‘due process’. Even though, in the time of the Amendment and Reconstruction, there was much to do about the ability of the freedman (13th) to protect himself by exercising the 2nd.