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It boggles the mind that some gun cheerleaders continue to spout the same disinformation over and over again.

Brett Shakespear ("Justices Have Upheld Right," Deseret News Readers' Forum, July 6) is another one, taking delight in the practice of the Big Lie.

Sorry, Brett, but the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet specifically ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual one. The justices came close in two decisions: Verdugo vs. Urquirdez and Presser vs. Miller. But you know what they say about horse shoes and hand grenades.

Second, it is the "militia" that is addressed in the first clause of the Second Amendment. This very militia is dealt with in the Militia Act of 1792, written by the same people who signed the U.S. Constitution. The act states that all militia arms are to be enrolled (read that registered) with not only the local governor but with the president of the United States.

Oh dear! Constitutionally mandated registration? What will Charleton Heston do now?

Scott Jorgensen

Salt Lake City