Interstate Shipment of Firearms: Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-eighth Congress, First and Second Sessions, on S. 1975 ... and S. 2345

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964 - 340 páginas
Committee Serial No. 45. Considers proposals to restrict mail-order access to firearms.

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Página 121 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law. 7. That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law.
Página 3 - commerce" means commerce between any State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof; or between points within the same State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, but through any place outside thereof; or within any Territory or possession, or the District of Columbia.
Página 128 - The militia shall consist of all able-bodied male persons, residents of the state, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, except such as...
Página 122 - A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline." And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.
Página 122 - With obvious purpose to assure the continuation and render possible the effectiveness of such forces the declaration and guarantee of the Second Amendment were made. It must be interpreted and applied with that end in view.
Página 130 - The right of the people peaceably to assemble for the purpose of petitioning Congress for a redress of grievances, or for anything else connected with the powers or the duties of the national government, is an attribute of national citizenship, and as such under the protection of, and guaranteed by, the United States.
Página 130 - That, by virtue of this, it is not only the right, but the bounden and solemn duty, of a state to advance the safety, happiness, and prosperity of its people, and to provide for its general welfare, by any and every act of legislation, which it may deem to be conducive to these ends...
Página 129 - It is undoubtedly true that all citizens capable of bearing arms constitute the reserved military force or reserve militia of the United States as well as of the States; and, in view of this prerogative of the General Government, as well as of its general powers, the States cannot, even laying the constitutional provision in question out of view, prohibit the people from keeping and bearing arms, so as to deprive the United States of their rightful resource for maintaining the public security, and...
Página 224 - Density and size of the community population and the metropolitan area of which it is a part. Composition of the population with reference particularly to age, sex, and race.
Página 3 - fugitive from justice" means any person who has fled from any State, Territory, the District of Columbia, or possession of the United States to avoid prosecution for a crime of violence or to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding.

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