The Bill of Rights: A Transcription
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
We as Americans have the right to bear arms, the President nor no member of Congress or the Senate has the right to tell the people of the United States they do not or can not own weapons.
Now, I do believe that people with mental illness should not be in possession of any guns. Nor should people with criminal records should as murder, kidnapping, robbery or other should crimes. However, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Most people with guns are responsible people. They follow the rules of gun ownership. You have people who just collect guns because that is what they like. Those who like to hunt and those who go and do competition shooting, but they are responsible.
Now every time something happens in this country in regards to the uses of a gun, law makers and the president want to take away more rights. WHY?
Have we as a people come so far that we have forgotten how to be just to one another? Have we come so far that life means nothing to our fellow man? Have we come so far that we don’t like life itself? Or are we so hateful to all human beings that we wish everyone was dead?
We as a people have the right to bear arms, however there are those out there who hate so much, that they would see we all become slave to our government. I do not have any thing personal against this president except when you infringe on my rights as a U.S. citizen I do have a problem. As a Gun owning Democrat it is my right to bear arms. Why Mr. President are you trying so hard to change the constitution to fit your agenda. As a American I have lost faith in this country day by day. Instead of all the people helping one another we are hurting one another. We as a people have lost our ways. What will become of us, only God knows this answer. However I do have some suggestion to the ever increasing gun crimes:
- Hire more people to The National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS)
- Request states to search backgrounds of people before just going to NICS for them to search.
- Before having states do there search Hire more State help.
- make it mandatory for everyone who wants a fire arm go to a class with qualify instructors, these instructors can also help in the weed out process.
- Close the loop holds that seem to plague the system.
- When doing back ground checks not only check all 50 states but also check world wide as well just because a person is clean here (50 states) it does not mean else where.
- People helping law enforcement with crime who pose a threat to all people. ( people help people)
According to the FBI Federal Categories of Persons Prohibited From Receiving
A delay response from the NICS Section indicates the subject of the background check has been matched with either a state or federal potentially prohibiting record containing a similar name and/or similar descriptive features (name, sex, race, date of birth, state of residence, social security number, height, weight, or place of birth). The federally prohibiting criteria are as follows:
- A person who has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or any state offense classified by the state as a misdemeanor and is punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than two years.
- Persons who are fugitives of justice—for example, the subject of an active felony or misdemeanor warrant.
- An unlawful user and/or an addict of any controlled substance; for example, a person convicted for the use or possession of a controlled substance within the past year; or a person with multiple arrests for the use or possession of a controlled substance within the past five years with the most recent arrest occurring within the past year; or a person found through a drug test to use a controlled substance unlawfully, provided the test was administered within the past year.
- A person adjudicated mental defective or involuntarily committed to a mental institution or incompetent to handle own affairs, including dispositions to criminal charges of found not guilty by reason of insanity or found incompetent to stand trial.
- A person who, being an alien, is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.
- A person who, being an alien except as provided in subsection (y) (2), has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa.
- A person dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
- A person who has renounced his/her United States citizenship.
- The subject of a protective order issued after a hearing in which the respondent had notice that restrains them from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such partner. This does not include ex parte orders.
- A person convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime which includes the use or attempted use of physical force or threatened use of a deadly weapon and the defendant was the spouse, former spouse, parent, guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited in the past with the victim as a spouse, parent, guardian or similar situation to a spouse, parent or guardian of the victim.
- A person who is under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
You may obtain a copy of your FBI Identification Record by sending a request to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Attention: Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg , WV 26306
You are required to provide the following :
1) Your written request.
2) Payment for the $18 processing fee, either by certified check or money order made payable to the U.S. Treasury, or a credit card. For credit card payment information, visit the Identification Record Request website.
3) A current, original tenprint fingerprint submission (not previously processed) taken by a local law enforcement agency and bearing your name, date of birth, and place of birth. Key information needed is magnified below.
What will I receive?
In accordance with regulations established by the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI’s CJIS Division is empowered to furnish an individual with a copy of any record in our Criminal File pertaining to him/her or to advise the individual that no such record exists. In instances where a criminal history record exists in our Criminal File, the FBI Identification Record itself serves as our official reply. When no record is found, a dated “No Arrest Record” stamp, placed on the back of the fingerprint card the individual submitted for the Criminal File search, serves as our official reply.
How do I challenge my record?
If, after reviewing your record, you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete, you may challenge the record by contacting the agency (or agencies) that originally submitted the information or by sending your challenge to the FBI’s CJIS Division, Attention: Correspondence Group, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV 26306. The Correspondence Group will contact the appropriate agencies in an attempt to verify or correct the challenged entry for you. Upon receipt of official communication from the agency with jurisdiction over the data, the FBI will make appropriate changes, if necessary, and notify you of the outcome. Updating your FBI criminal history record can include having final disposition data entered, cases expunged, pardons entered, a conviction level changed, or rights restored. When challenging, you should submit any supporting documentation you have in your possession that indicates the final outcome of the arrest(s).
Your FBI Identification Record may not reflect all instances in which you were arrested and fingerprinted. The FBI maintains criminal history records voluntarily submitted by local, state, federal, and certain international agencies. You may need to contact the arresting agency or the repository of the state in which the arrest(s) occurred for criminal history record information. A state repository is responsible for maintaining and updating state criminal history records.