Every day I receive questions from people wanting clarification on Constitutional issues. Today I received a question regarding our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and I wanted to share with you all my answer:
KrisAnne, I listen to your podcasts every week and appreciate the education you offer. I have a question for you that I cannot figure out on my own and I trust few, maybe non other than you, on constitutional commentary.
Question: can the federal government amend the constitution in such a way as to alter or abolish the 2nd amendment?
I’m wondering if some natural rights are inherently protected and free from any constitutional amendments to the contrary, or, so long as the amendment passes based on constitutional rules, can the constitution basically say anything including a direct violation of natural rights?
I really appreciate any help you might be able to offer on this issue (which isn’t specific to the 2nd Amendment).