It also depends on where you live. In some places it’s like the 20 yardline strict, in others, the 40 yardline or closer relaxed. Nationally, I think around the 35 yardline strict.
I served in the active military for 8 years during which time I was willing to defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights with my life.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED
I think I got the question backwards
There are too many out there that want government to take care of them. These people don’t realize what they give up to have that. Which is simply freedom.
The “watering down” of the 2A is just part of an agenda to enable government more control of people’s lives.
This was a hard question to answer. I live in a Constitutional Carry state. There are very few restrictions here in NH. But when put it in a national context and think of states like California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, the equation changes. But notwithstanding those overzealous states, more and more states are passing Constitutional Carry laws. So when it comes to the “gun grabbers”, I’m not losing any sleep over their rhetoric just yet. Let’s just say I’m on Condition Yellow.
Michigan heard testimony for constitutional carry Tuesday. It won’t pass with our governor. But we keep trying. We’re honestly pretty close to having enough votes to override a veto. It sure would be nice!
I’d say that nationally by the early 80’s we got well past the 50yd line.
Fortunately we’ve turned it around as lawful carry has expanded to all fifty states we’ve probably pushed them back to the 25-30yd line.
I’ll say we are about the 15 yard line, towards tyranny. I live in Illinois, where we have tons of stupid regulations, that do nothing to stop criminals. I really believe, we are one wrong election away from some of our worst nightmares, as far as our freedoms go.
I really hope you’re wrong on that, @45IPAC… but personally I suspect that you might right.
Too many in our society don’t want to be self reliant. They want the government to take care of them. You give up freedom for safety, you have neither.
@John150 And that’s the heart of our commitment to all our rights
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery - Thomas Jefferson
I hope I am too.
When they passed the first law
against the 2cnd ammendment and it got passed SCOTUS, they won the game. It is 432 wins for them ZERO for us
Count me there too.
@45IPAC, I firmly agree with you. If the Socialists make any headway in this next election, the fight to defend 2A will become much harder. I am not optomistic.
I’m not that pessimistic.
Compare today’s firearms and carry laws to what we had in the 70’s.
If you’ve lived through both eras you can easily see we’ve gained a tremendous amount of ground towards restoring our carry and gun rights.
I wasn’t clear enough, sorry about that. Yes, I lived through then and a couple more decades. I been carrying since 1961. Never considered getting anything other than a game hunting license, drivers license, vehicle license plate. Always thought the Constitution was like a roofer’s union card, covers everything. Been stopped many times, some time pistol found, some time I tell the cop what I got, some time not, never a problem. No arrest, no ticket to appear (for weapon charge). Few years ago, I conceded and got a ccl from my current state. Originally from Chicago. Long time ago. Now back to the point. When the first infringement occurred and passed SCOTUS, precedent was set, game over. Want to get our rightful rights back? Run that very first infringement back through SCOTUS and get a different out come, all the rest of the bogus regulations fall apart. Thank for me clarify my post.
We’d have to roll it back an awful long way to the early post colonial period when cities started instituting limitations on carry.
While those early laws themselves will never be directly challenged they have all be undone now that the SCOTUS has ruled unabiguously that all states must come up with a practical system for either licensed carry or constitutional carry allowing all eligible citizens to lawfully carry off of their own property.
We’re getting our rights back slowly but it’s been a terribly long fight.
Don’t have to go back any further than the first SCOTUS ruling on the 2cnd amendment that’s where the problem began. All those old town laws you mentioned never went to SCOTUS. SCOTUS giving states the option of setting up a licensing system was unconstitutional to begin with. Enjoyed the conversation. You may have the last word. Thank you again.