Where I am going with this is that under the second amendment we are in fact allowed to bear arms, or wear them openly.
Under the thirteenth amendment there is also some interesting points. While this is listed under the "threat of consequences for forced labor" it seems highly applicable to enforcing the second amendment
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 – Conspiracy Against Rights:
Conspiracy to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person's rights or privileges secured by the Constitution or the laws of the United States
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 – Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law:
It is a crime for any person acting under color of law (federal, state or local officials who enforce statutes, ordinances, regulations, or customs) to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived the rights, privileges, or immunities of any person secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.
This includes willfully subjecting or causing to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.
My personal interpretation of this is that no state laws may be enacted denying anyone of the bill of rights and that would most certainly include any state including IL that bans open carry. And anyone enforcing them is guilty themselves of a crime.
Am I wrong?
Come at me liberals!
Edited by Unanimous, 12 April 2012 - 02:48 PM.