Still the BEST EVER explanation of the 2nd Amendment

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    Still the BEST EVER explanation of the 2nd Amendment​


    By: Rick Lynch
    May 1, 2008

    December 21, 2012

    We now come back to those words so loved by the gun grabbers, “well regulated militia.” Knocking down this silly little argument is vitally important because the gun grabbers’ notion that says the Second Amendment reads, in essence, “militias are acceptable” is simply and undeniably the only arrow in their quiver. Take that from them, and they are finished. Liberals do not maintain that the Second Amendment says “We can take your guns.” They believe (or pretend to believe) that the Second Amendment reads, “Militias are acceptable.” Being wholly ignorant of the doctrine of enumerated powers, liberals think this is enough to deny us our gun rights; for if the federal government, unrestrained by an enumeration, was empowered to legislate on all matters not put off limits by the Bill of Rights, and if the Second Amendment actually did read “militias are acceptable,” then the federal government would indeed have the authority to regulate our ownership of firearms. "...But readers of this magazine know better. A constitutional amendment that reads “militias are acceptable,” no more gives the federal government the authority to legislate against guns than it does the authority to tell me what color I may dye my hair, or what size carburetor I may put under my hood. If I had a right to buy guns before the “militias are acceptable” amendment was enacted, then I have a right to buy guns afterward."

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    Yet another right wing propaganda site. Goddamn.
     
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    1,000,000 Americans have been killed by guns since 1960.

    If you own a gun, you or a member of your family is seven times more likely to die of gun violence. Why? Because a gun in the house is much more likely to be used by an angry spouse or depressed teenager to kill themselves or others, than it is to be used for self defense.

    As Nancy Lanza found out.
     
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    Guns don't kill, people do - :funnyface:
     
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    That we need militia was just given as a reason why the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Said right exists separate and distinct from the reference to militia in the 2nd. The right to bear arms itself is not dependent on militia requirements.

    The argument before us therefore is not whether we need a well-regulated militia in the 21st century, but what exactly constitutes an infringement on the 'right to bear arms. '
     
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    Wow, where did you get that info Chris? I know you couldn't have just pulled that out of your ass right?

    I "Googled" that but I can only find it linked to some comment posting robot named "chris33" going as far back as 2008.
     
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    #1 cause of Death in the US?

    Suicide.

    What could be causing all these Suicides? Could it be that 47% of all Americans are on some form of Prescription Drug?

    No f*ckin' way!
     
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    The NRA!!

     
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    Why do Progressives hate America so much?

    I promise you all the FF didn't create the constitution with free HC for all, free college education for all, rampant illegal immigration for anyone who wants to be here, wars started on a whim by presidents, mass food stamps and the reading of the second amendments as the "right to not own weapons" as their intensions.

    You know when it’s put like that you wonder how people can even describe America as “free” with a straight face…


    Oh, and the general welfare clause allows the assassination of US citizens (Thanks for that one Obama) to forcing people to buy stuff from companies… Is there anything that can’t be forced upon the people under the broad reading of the general walfare clause?
     
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    This message is hidden because Mr. Shaman is on your ignore list.

    Yeah I still bet I didn't miss anything... Does he still post like a spamming advertisement for porn?
     

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