Rep. Nadler Purposely Omits 'The People' When Quoting Second Amendment

By Bo Beard | May 14, 2024

The people

During a recent speech, Representative Jerry Nadler left out a key phrase when quoting the Second Amendment, sparking concerns about his motives and grasp of the amendment's importance.
 

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Nadler's notable omission was the absence of the term "the people" in his reference to the Second Amendment. This exclusion changes the original intent of the amendment, which underscores the personal right of individuals to possess and carry firearms. 
 

Purposefully

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There are claims that Nadler purposefully left out the phrase "the people" due to his strong anti-gun position. By eliminating "the people," Nadler may be trying to suggest that the Second Amendment safeguards a group right rather than an individual one.