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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:56 PM

Gun control / gun ownership / 2nd Amendment issues solved.

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I move that we compromise on gun control, and give both sides what they want. The United States Constitution went into effect March 4, 1789, and the Second Amendment (along with the other, lesser 9 Amendments included in the Bill of Rights) went into effect in 1791. As such, I propose that every US citizen that would volunteer to be a member of their State Militia be issued a suitable weapon. Current issue rifles may be traded for a muzzle-loading Kentucky long rifle, semi-auto pistols or revolvers traded for flintlocks, and shotguns traded for era-appropriate blunderbusses. Also, cannon are now legal to own, machine guns are not. All United States citizens that will not, or cannot be a member of a regulated state militia must hereby surrender their firearms.

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Reply Gun control / gun ownership / 2nd Amendment issues solved. (Original post)
TexasPaganDem Jul 2012 OP
JoeyT Jul 2012 #1
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Response to TexasPaganDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 03:54 AM

1. Yeah, sure.

And anything relating to freedom of speech has to be spoken words that aren't in the presence of any electronic recording devices. Written speech must be copied by hand with a quill pen and must be grammatically accurate for the 1700s. No more freedom of speech on the internet, since it didn't exist in the 1700s.

Since pagan religions weren't particularly common in the US in the 1700s, we can probably go ahead and do away with the freedom of religion protections for those, too.

We'll keep freedom of the press, but only for things printed on an authentic hand cranked printing press. No fancy electronic devices will be protected.



What you posted isn't a compromise, it's a tantrum.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:25 AM

2. While we are doing that

 

all states except the original 13 colonies will be disbanded and returned to the indigenous people.

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