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Amendment Law Library
Do you want to know why? It's really quite simple. In this day, contracts are meaningless between people unless there is an agency to enforce that contract. Borrow money from the bank and fail to pay and you know someone sooner or later will come for your house. Cheat someone in a business deal and you can expect a civil suit.
Those kind of contracts directly affect you. The constitution of the United States of America, on the other hand, seemingly doesn't change your life and for that reason a lot of people become like cafeteria patrons, only accepting that which they actually agree with. There is perceived to be no enforcing agency and that gives people the right to try and quash those freedoms they don't like.
And so it is with the Second Amendment. All that talk of militias and firearms confuses a good many people, not because they are dumb, but because they are lied to. Since they don't know what America's constitution means and why it means what it does, any individual phrases contained in it may as well be written in Greek.
Of course, the solution to ignorance and lies is the truth. In an ideal world, the world I like to think can actually exist even with six billion individuals, facts carry the day. The Second Amendment Law Library serves as a repository of facts to remind people through legal scholarship on the subject that the framers of America's constitution had the final word. Gun ownership is a right guaranteed no matter what Bill Clinton, Janet Reno or you have to say about it.
And what a wealth of material. The web site contains a vast -- if you'll forgive the expression -- arsenal of information for people dedicated to fighting for their constitutional right to bear arms. You'll find state, federal and Supreme Court decisions on the right to arms, law reviews, articles and the ability to search it all. Most of the information is pro-gun ownership but you'll even find links to anti-freedom groups so you can scout out the other side. The site itself maintains no links to gun rights groups, serving only to be an educational organization.
On the technical side, the web site itself makes use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS1) and HTML 4.0, which means users of Interned Explorer versions 4, 5 and Opera 3.6 will have no problems navigating the web site. Because of Netscape's reluctance to implement in any meaningful way those standards, the web site may act improperly with that company's products.
That hiccup aside, the Second Amendment Law Library is an important resource for those who need legal ammunition when it comes to fighting for their constitutional rights...and sooner or later they will need that ammunition. Like I said, there has never been a harder time to be a responsible firearms owner and an American at the same time. Get the facts and help change that.
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