Monday, September 27, 2010

John Randolph on the 2nd Amendment

John Randolph in a letter to St. George Tucker on what would become the the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, 11 September 1789
"A majority of the Senate for not allowing the militia arms & if two thirds had agreed it would have been an amendment to the Constitution. They are afraid that the Citizens will stop their full Career to Tyranny & Oppression."

Basically, career politicians wanted to limit the right of the people to have guns out of fear that they would overthrow them from power or whack them.