A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 30, 2015
“The 2nd Amendment is my gun permit”

"The 2nd Amendment is my gun permit” is a saying that has been printed on posters and T-shirts. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states:

“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.”

The saying appears to have been cited in print since at least 1993, but it went viral about 2009.

“Why is the Second Amendment the only Constitutional right you need a permit to use?” is a related saying.


Wikipedia: Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right belongs to individuals, while also ruling that the right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation of either firearms or similar devices. State and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing this right per the incorporation of the Bill of Rights.

The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common-law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. Sir William Blackstone described this right as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state.

In United States v. Cruikshank (1876), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that, “The right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence” and limited the applicability of the Second Amendment to the federal government. In United States v. Miller (1939), the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government and the states could limit any weapon types not having a “reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia”.
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“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.”

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“The Second Amendment is my gun permit”

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And finally: The Second Amendment is my gun permit
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> It would have been funny to hear Gene repeat the line. I think it would
> similar to when Chuckie “my cold dead fingers” Heston recited the
> lyrics to “Cop Killer” at a Warner (I think) shareholders meeting.

Hearing him say the other NRA slogan was great also..."The Second Amendment is my gun permit.”

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South Beach is a picnic-style café and fish market attached to a convenience store where you can buy a souvenir T-shirt that tells the world, THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS MY GUN PERMIT.

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The 2nd Amendment is Your Gun Permit? I Think Not!
By Robert Farago on May 20, 2014
Second Amendment permit (courtesy localammo.com)
Written by Scott Landreth. Republished with permission from blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com:

“I have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms!”

“The 2nd amendment is my gun permit!”

“State gun laws violate the 2nd amendment!”

Most of the people who utter these words are well-intended. They are very passionate about their right to keep and bear arms, but I can’t help but wonder if they truly understand where rights come from or what the 2nd amendment means . . .

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Permalink