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With all due respect, you dont have to be a "constitutional scholar" to see an unconstitutional law. The constitution was not made for lawyers to exploit, but for citizens to defend their rights from that government. American's have a long history of ignoring laws that they saw as illegal. "Boston tea party" is just one of a million examples. The civil rights movements from 1850's to today would not had happened if citizens simply "followed the law and the courts".
The founding fathers are rolling in their graves when they see what we have done to restrict guns. ALL small arms should be legal. Even soldiers and sailors on occasion, used versions of sawed off shotguns on ships prior to 1900 to defend against boarders. Our 2nd amendment has little to do with hunting, but rather citizens having the abilty to defend against tyranny from legislators, presidents, courts, or foreign invaders alike, from destroying basic freedoms like "life, liberty and pursuit of happyness". While some attribute this statement to Thomas Jefferson, it was still largely the sentiment of all the founding fathers, who said to the effect "when government fears the citizens, there is liberty, when the citizens fear the government, that is TYRANNY".
Both parties have gotten to the point of violating the constitution while grabbing power. In the past 100 years, its been mostly the social progressives who gravitated to the Democrat party. Sadly they have gotten exactly what they want. An illiterate majority of citizens who dont know anything about history, nor the constitution, who are are more interested in freebees from the government than the fact that they are giving power to people who ultimately will enslave them to that government.
Actually, if you look at the civil rights movement of the 1960's, it was ordinary citizens who stood up, and said that they would not abide by obviously unconstitutional laws. Its a matter of citizen conscience to ignore these unconstitutional laws, especially when they directly attack a fundamental right that is the 2nd amendment. The socialists have used this for decades to push agenda's and now that there is a push back, they are saying that we have to abide by the courts (which they mostly control).
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