Monthly Archives: August 2016

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

We talk a lot about the US Constitution, but we have our own sacred document here in Massachusetts.  And our right to keep and bear arms is affirmed here as it is in the US Constitution:

Article I. All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties;

Article XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence.

Congressman Steve King Shares Second Amendment Meme, Location Looks Familiar


Penn & Teller on the 2nd Amendment

Very interesting take by the funny and cerebral duo. Just once, I’d like to hear the little guy talk though 🙂

Even CNN acknowledges the true meaning of “well regulated”

CNN, aka the “Clinton News Network”, has published a surprisingly even-handed analysis of the Second Amendment.  Key quote:

“Well-regulated in the 18th century tended to be something like well-organized, well-armed, well-disciplined,” says Rakove. “It didn’t mean ‘regulation’ in the sense that we use it now, in that it’s not about the regulatory state.”

Ironically, we agree with the proponent of Article 34 . . .

As you know, Article 34 proposed to strip lawful gun owners of their rights. But its proponent sought to do that via the correct and proper channel – the state legislature. Even a gun-grabber like him did not envision the AG usurping the legislature’s authority and re-writing long-established MA GL. Oh, the irony . . .