this is a question/ rant i posted on another forum, but I would also like your opinions… so here it is
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”
Lately I have been on a mission to understand why a state law gets to make a list of weapons that i cant carry, aside from nuclear war heads, or bio hazardous weapons or any other WMD, it shouldnt be a big deal right?
Local state laws say I can only carry a single edge blade under three inches, but the second amendment (the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed) red flags to me that a state law cannot constitutionally limit me from carrying a blade of my choice ( notice the amendment does not say keep and bear ‘’ certain’’ arms)
I would like to negate the " this amendment is for organized militia, or military" argument by the quote “the right of the people to keep…” not the right of the militia, (this also leads me to believe that the word “militia” here is a term regarding everyday citizens.
frankly I am on this mission simply because I want* to carry a larger knife with me every day, virtually wherever i go (something like the shanghai shadow - which violates the three inch limit, the single blade limit, and is a fixed blade)
*and I feel the constitution gives me the right to, and my local laws are violating my constitutional rights
I realize most of you out there arent lawyers or judges or what not, but what are your thoughts?
Please accept my apologies if this is the wrong discussion to have here, but I feel this is very important to me