The Framers of the Constitution recognized the right to bear arms as a natural, God-given right – not a right granted by the government – which means repealing the Second Amendment would not eliminate that right, argues a leading gun-rights advocate.
“When you look at the way the Second Amendment was written, it does not grant or create a right. It does not say the people ‘have’ the right to keep and bear arms. It says that ‘a right’ of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America in an interview with WND.
“That is assuming a pre-existing right, which now cannot be infringed in any way by the civil government,” he said.
Pratt noted the reference in the Declaration of Independence to the inalienable rights granted by