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NY: Local Gun Owners Rally In Fear of Losing their Rights
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A large group of gun rights advocates assembled in the blistering heat Saturday afternoon outside Carmel’s Historic Courthouse to push back against efforts to create stricter gun control laws that they believe would hinder their constitutional right to bear arms.
With the demonstration attracting roughly 70 people carrying signs reading “Firearms protect children,” and “Making good people helpless doesn’t make bad people harmless,” residents stressed the essential need to remain protected and armed from those who could pose a threat.
|“I will throw a party when we repeal the Second Amendment,” Falk, who is a Working Families Party member, said. “I’m sick and tired of sacrificing our children on the alter of the Second Amendment.”
This is a gross misunderstanding of the core definition of fundamental rights, i.e. that they aren't created by the Constitution, rather, the Constitution exists in such form as to deny political efforts to eliminate them.
"The right there specified is that of 'bearing arms for a lawful purpose'. This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence." - U.S. v. Cruikshank (1875)