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There is only debate because there will always be those who love big government and the second amendment gets in the way!
As for solutions, how does an assault on the 2nd amendment provide a solution to the problem? Lanza was not stopped because he had to re-load. He shot himself when the cops finally showed up! So it seems obvious to me he could have been stopped sooner had an armed school official or an armed security guard been on duty. Is that fool-proof? No, and neither is anything else. But I am tired of "feel good" legislation that violates my rights and freedoms and does absolutely nothing to solve the problem.
The Supreme Court did no such thing!
I'll tell you what. You go back to constitutionally authorized government and we will go back to muskets. In the meantime, as long as the government continues to violate the constitution by growing beyond the bounds of the 18 enumerated powers and thereby threatening our freedoms and rights, the more "We the People" need assault weapons. REAL ONES! And stop insulting the intelligence of our Founders as well.
What the amendment proccess is for! Not government fiat.
Intentionally left open? Where on earth did you get that idea? And where are you seeing voters rights limited? And where are birth control choices being limited? As for Gay Marriage, the constitution does not confer power to the Federal Government to re-define marriage or over rule the states as intended by the 10th amendment. In other words it is a state issue.
" Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched." That is why they instituted the amendment proccess!
"Yet, you tea party folks scream about issues that are none of your business while vilifying rape victims and any non-white right wing Christians."
Oh really? Like what? What kind of guns I can own? What kinda of soda I can drink? What kinda of health insurance I should have? You gotta be kidding me! Stop drinking the Kool-aid and stop watching cartoons!
The facts are irrelevant. The constitution does not allow for gun control. If
you want that to be different to reflect the current times, then pass a constitutional amendment!
I meant to say the governments who outgunned their respective citizens lost!
Robert, your claim that Chicago's high murder rate is the result of the ease at which criminals can buy guns across the border defies logic. If that were the case then how come those very same locations do not have the same murder rates? How come the murder rate went down in D.C. after Heller?
And the NRA did not change its views. The reason they are opposed is that criminals and the mentally ill will not participate. In fact, by law, mentally ill patient records are not available for background checks. And how does any of this prevent a crime? Guns are all over the place and once sane people could be insane tomorrow, long after any background check may have taken place. This is just another assault on the law abiding. Arm the schools if you want a real solution.
Travis, we are not a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. And the Constitution does not change by government fiat. It changes by way of the amendment proccess. It is the amendment proccess and only the amendment proccess that makes it a Living Breathing Document. You are also making 2 observational mistakes. 1. On the surface it appears you believe the military would fully side with the government in a civilian/governmemt conflict. 2. All those Middle East Countries who overthrough their governments were also outgunned by their government and lost!
And you need to brush up on your history. Jefferson also said that the blood of Tyrants and Patriots must spill from time to time for the tree of liberty to grow.
And nowhere in the constitution does it give authority for the government to limit what "We the People" can keep and bear
My only question to you Steve is that if different branches of government can not determine what is or isn't constitutional, then why do they take the same oath. I say that is part of the checks and balances of our system. Which includes a governor vetoing legislation of the same instead of dumping into the courts to decide. That is part of the job. Same with our representatives. Again. the Elko D.A. refusing to prosecute DUI's from Checkpoints is a case in point. He defied the courts and the legislature. And just for info, DUI arrests actually went up!
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