I was doing unrelated research today and came across this interesting tidbit. If we look at a side by side comparison of our Constitution with the Confederate constitution, which among other abominations enshrines ‘Negro Slavery’ in four different clauses, makes any appropriation require 2/3’s of the House and Senate to approve, and boldly asserts the Constitution was endowed by ‘Almighty God’; it’s does get the second amendment right.
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.
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.
Though there are no changes per se, Second Amendment scholars in the US have long argued over the significance of the punctuation in this clause. The CSA’s version gets rid of a few commas, which makes the language closer to what gun control advocates believe the amendment was supposed to say, namely that the right to keep and bear arms only exists if one belongs to a militia.
Interesting. I am really interested in why they made this change and if we made this change would it really make a big difference. I leave it to my fellow scholars and progressives to answer.