Jefferson on gun control.

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    "No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands].

    Thomas Jefferson, Draft Constitution for the State of Virginia, June, 1776"

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    Sounds good, but the argument would be more compelling if we had the rest of what he wrote in full view so that it would be in the proper context. The reason I say this is because that is a typical gun grabber reasoning when it comes to quotes from Jeff and others stating that the quote was taken out of context and therefore invalid.
     
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    Why make a king of a corpse?

    Argue your own case if you can.
     
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    What was his postion on flame throwers, atomic weapons, LAWS rockets, chemical weapons and biological weapons?

    Just wondering.
     
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    Of course I can. But now I'm on a Jefferson kick.

    So shut up and try to learn something, you weird racist fuck.
     
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    All should be legal. The word used is "Arms" not guns.
     
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    Those would be considered "arms" I do believe.
     
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    STrawman, he of course had no position on something he didn't even know would ever exist. AND I don't see very many people wanting to own those items.

    BUT a clear argument could be made, and in fact I do, that although the 2nd guarantees the right to bear arms, it doesn't guarantee the right to own anything that is available. Based on my other readings of Jefferson, I would say that if he were alive today he would agree with my assessment. I would also hope that Allie doesn't think anyone should be able to own said weapons.
     
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    Allie's on a Jefferson kick, except for everything of his that he said that she disagrees with. :rofl:

    Jefferson Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

    Thomas Jefferson quotes

    I could go on really, but like I said, you'll only post the stuff about Jefferson you actually like. By the way, the most ironic thing about your Jefferson quote? Take note that he made a particular note to say that slaves had no right to use of arms.
     
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    Funny how you people forget they also left us a constitution which allowed us to amend it to fit our modern world.
     
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