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The Second Amendment Is Not a 'States' Rights' Issue, Governor Perry
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"In the wake of a recent deadly shooting near Texas A&M University, anti-gun advocates have yet again taken the opportunity to position a horrific event as a momentous signal to introduce stricter gun control laws."
"Governor Rick Perry quickly responded by laying out his defense of gun rights. 'When it gets back to this issue of taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, and somehow know that's going to make the country safer, it's just that I don't agree with that,' he told Fox News. 'I think most people in Texas certainly don't agree with that, and that is a state-by-state issue, frankly, that should be decided in the states and not again a rush to Washington, D.C., to centralize the decision-making.' ..." ...
|What about the "equal protection" clause of the US Constitution?
What about the specifically authorized power of Congress to mandate that each of the States recognize the "official acts" of the other States?
Isn't the adoption of a State Constitution an "official act" of the State?
Wouldn't that allow Congress (if it only would) to take the recognized individual Rights of self-defense with arms, the individual Right to protect property with arms, and the individual and collective Right to defend the state(s) with arms, and provide for universal and equal recognition of those Rights, applicable in all 50 states, by passage of federal law, of those Rights?