2nd Amendment

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jun 22, 2006.

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    Well the 1st amendment threads getting a lot of traffic, why not this? Links at site. An observation, it seems the left has given up on this for the most part. Americans are not too agreeable to the idea of being left without the ability to react, against intruders or government:

    http://instapundit.com/archives/031023.php

     
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    It's a good law. The second ammendment's original intention was to prevent the government from being able to take away our guns by declaring a state of emergency. During a state of emergency, the government should be able to commandeer citizens, much like police can deputize in desperate situations. However, you don't get the gun without the owner behind the gun. I'm also not averse to the government asking permission to use private firearms if it's short a few bullets, but it's the owner's choice.
     
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    A number of states are passing such laws, after Mayor "Chocolate City" Nagin flatly stated that he was disarming all New Orleans citizens in the immediate aftermath of Katrina. Many citizens have still not received their confiscated firearms back.

    It is utterly ridiculous for a government to disarm its citizens during an emergency or natural disater - the times when police are least available to assist citizens in need and citizens need the protection of their firearms.
     

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