Amendment questions

Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Why are not the First Amendment and the Second Amendment to the constitution treated equally? The First Amendment states in part, “Congress shall make no law prohibiting or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press”.

The Second Amendment 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.


Editorials & Opinions

If the First Amendment was treated like the Second Amendment we would have no vulgar language in movies, DVD’s on TV or on the street. Also no violence with guns of all kinds, including machine guns, assault rifles, etc. in these movies DVDs and TV. No burning of the American Flag and much more would be banned that are now considered freedom of speech under the First Amendment.

In like manner, if the Second Amendment would be treated as the First Amendment, we all could legally own without permits or restrictions all kinds of guns, ammunition and weapons of all kinds including assault weapons and machine guns.

I think it is past time that the rulings of the First Amendment be brought to the same level as the present rulings of the Second Amendment. If this were enacted and enforced for one to two generations I believe there would be a great change in our society. All for the better.

Norma Beaner

Miller, SD 57362