Thank God for our RIGHT to keep and bear arms

Discussion in 'Politics' started by P@triot, May 8, 2016.

  1. MikeK
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    You've asked a good question, one which has occurred to many including myself. I do recall some time ago reading a Supreme Court justice's response to that question, which held that in such highly controversial Constitutional issues "the matter of Original Intent is left to hold sway." So, presuming the authors of the Second Amendment to be rational, sensible men, and supposing they were able to anticipate technological developments in the field of weaponry, it may also be presumed that such wise and thoughtful men would not approve of any ordinary citizen having unrestrained access to weapons of mass destruction.

    So my guess is the presumed "original intent" of the Founders is that ordinary citizens should be permitted to keep and bear the standard individual's weaponry of that era, which were standard shoulder and hand firearms, swords and daggers.
     
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    So you insult our military and think they will turn on the people? That is just sad.
     
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    Really? Share a link to support that.
     
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    A real American would want to stop all the death. Protect the children. You just want more death.
     
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    How does that help all the children shot and killed each year? All the cops shot each year? All the women shot when their relationship goes bad?
     
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    Nothing fascist about wanting fewer dead cops and lower crime rates. Why do you want so many armed criminals?
     
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    Mass shootings happen often when there are lots of guns. They are rare when there is strong gun control.
     
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    With the most guns in the world and the highest incarceration rate we still have much higher crime rates than other civilized countries with gun control. We also have many unique problems to our country like mass shootings, over 50 police shot and killed each year, our police shoot many, many people, toddlers shoot people, road rage shootings, women shot by significant others.... Too many guns.
    Why the US has the most mass shootings - CNN
    US cops killed 100 times more than German police in 2015
    Analysis | American toddlers are still shooting people on a weekly basis this year
    Study: Road rage incidents involving guns are increasing

    The “boyfriend loophole” in U.S. gun laws is costing women’s lives

    More police officers die on the job in states with more guns

    Fallen officers: 64 shot dead in the line of duty in 2016 - CNN

    FBI: Violent crime increases for second straight year

    Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year - CNN

    Violent crime increases in right-to-carry states | Stanford News
     
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    Yeah, no. Don't care. Everyone should carry a machine gun at all times. That ends the violence REAL fast.
     
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    So, you don't think our military can be turned against the people? Do a Google search on keyword, Hooverville.
     
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