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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:00 PM

 

God damn it. It's time to do something about guns.

Long rifles and pistols. There are too many out there killing too many innocents.

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Reply God damn it. It's time to do something about guns. (Original post)
Whovian Jan 2013 OP
EarthWindFire Jan 2013 #1
Whovian Jan 2013 #2
regjoe Jan 2013 #3
Whovian Jan 2013 #4
regjoe Jan 2013 #5
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2013 #6
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #8
libdem4life Jan 2013 #7

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:11 PM

1. what

 

is a good solution?

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Response to EarthWindFire (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:13 PM

2. Remodeling our gun laws

 

on the British laws.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:35 PM

3. Then amend or repeal the 2nd Amendment

 

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Response to regjoe (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:38 PM

4. I wish we had the politicians with the balls to do just that.

 

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Response to Whovian (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:46 PM

5. Only way to do that

 

is to get voters to agree with your opinion on the matter and elect such politicians.

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Response to Whovian (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:49 PM

6. Politicians don't repeal amendments, citizens do.

Thank goodness.

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Response to Whovian (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:15 PM

8. here you go

1. Propose An Amendment
Either Congress or the States can propose an amendment ot the Constitution.

Both Houses of Congress must propose the amendment with a two-thirds vote. This is how all current amendments have been offered.
Two-thirds of the State legislatures must call on Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention.

2. Ratify An Admendment
Regardless of how the amendment is proposed, it must be ratified by the States.

Three-fourths of the State legislatures must approve of the amendment proposed by Congress, or
Three-fourths of the states must approve the amendment via ratifying conventions. This method has only been used once, to repeal Prohibition (21st Amendment).

Is there a timeline for ratification? The US Supreme Court has held that ratification must happen within "some reasonable time after the proposal." Since the 18th Amendment, Congress has set a term of seven years for ratification.

Only 33 amendments have received a two-thirds vote from both Houses of Congress. Of those, only 27 have been ratified by the States. Perhaps the most visible failure is the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:07 PM

7. There is no need to get rid of any ammendment...just update it like we've done for centuries.

Adults have the right to suck suffocating black tar into their lungs unto death, as well. But absolutely not the right to force said lung tar on others, particularly innocent children, or demand that the Constitution allows them rights of expression and commerce and unbridled profits on said practices...regardless of the colonial history of tobacco plantations.

Same for guns. The issues are similar and instructive.

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