Nam Retupad is discussing:

Tim, changing the constitution to eliminate 2A DOES NOT ... I repeat DOES NOT ... eliminate the right to keep and bear arms, because 2A doesn't grant the right to keep and bear arms.

It's no different from the First Amendment. Eliminating the 1A doesn't eliminate your right to free speech. All the BoRs does is explicitly tell the government they CANNOT mess with these areas of private life, among others.

But the rest of the constitution does not grant the Fed positive authority TO mess with free speech, private firearms, etc.

Our rights flow from God (or nature - however you want to think of it ... human rights). Our rights don't flow from government or the constitution. The constitution just orders the government to protect those rights, among all others.

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