bumblebee said:This Attorney General is saying that...The Supreme Court has not ruled on the issue and has been ducking the issue since 1800. There are elements in our society and within our government who believe the 2nd amendment only confers the right to keep and bear arms to members of the Armed Forces, Federal, State and Local Law enforcement and to Federal and State "Militias" such as the Guard and Reserve. They believe the 2nd Amendment says unless Shan, or Matt or Bumblebee or anyone is a member of one of these military or Paramilitary groups, you do not have the individual right to own or possess a firearm. This is what is referred to as the "Collective Rights" The Supreme Court has been ducking this issue since 1800, and each A.G. has been allowed to enact and enforce policies according to his/her personal point of view on the "Collective" issue. That is why it is encouraging to see this point of view published. A change of Administration could change this view.
I think the NRA is too strong of a lobby for anything to dramatically change.