Prager U, the conservative/libertarian educational video makers have once again hit it out of the ballpark with a new video discussing the rights of Americans to own firearms.
Despite Supreme Court decisions such as DC v Hellerconfirming the right to gun ownership, specifically those used lawfully and en masse by the public, some activists groups and courts continue their quest to restrict, or even eliminate gun ownership by the people.
Recently, the 4th Circuit Court ruled that the nebulous category of “assault weapons” were not legal for ownership by American citizens, completely flying in the face of rulings like Heller.
But if anyone was confused as to whether or not gun ownership is a basic right of every American, this video by Prager U should put any question of that to rest.
Hosted by Professor of Law at UCLA Eugene Volokh certain arguments are tackled that typically come up during debates on gun ownership, such as the “well regulated militia” argument. Carefully highlighting various wording – especially of the us of the phrase “the people” – Volokh plainly reveals how the Founding Fathers had every intention for the people to be armed, militia or no.
Volokh also tackles the argument of states being able to decide whether or not gun ownership is legal by reviewing historic context of the word “state,” and pointing out that the Founders intended the entire country to enjoy the right of firearm ownership.
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