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Is it true? Were guns not allowed at the NRA disaster of a press conference on Friday?

If this is true, the hypocracy is beyond comprehension. Guns should be allowed at political events, especially ones that involve Dick Cheney or anyone in the NRA.

If they are able to keep guns out, does this mean they don't believe in their own intrepretation of the second amendment?

Also, the right to keep arms, in fact, should mean keep them on your property. Taking them off should immediately cause you to be put in prison and fined everything you have. Given the ridiculous levels the NRA has taken gun owership to in this country (from the Florida stand your ground rules, to guns in schools and hospitals), gun nuts should realize that they are primarily funding the gun manufacturers. This is similar to hostages turning into supporters of their captors.

Someone in the media recently stated that gun control would not be immediately successful because there are already too many guns out there. Think about this. The NRA stupidly but successfully argued for the proliferation of guns as a safety measure (in truth they were likely fighting for the profits of their corporate masters). Now that this has failed miserably their new argument is an admission that too many guns is a problem and then to say that it is too late to curtain gun proliferation. This is like the cigeratte companies saying that people have already been damaged by tobacco, so there is no point in stopping smoking.

NRA's next insipid idea: Post a Policeman with everyone

That's right. You heard me.

if everyone had a policemen beside them, the good guys will always have guns to attack the bad guys with.
sarcasm off

btw - anyone who uses this good guy/bad guy terminology is devoid of intellect.

Christmas - i'm not a Christian but i wish people 'Merry Christmas'

The tradition in North America is to celebrate Christmas. I don't like it when people say 'Happy Holidays'. I prefer 'Merry Christmas', and make it a point to use this.

and if the repugs win his senate seat, once again we are screwed

in fact, should we start a countdown on how long it will take the Democrats to give the advantage back to the repugs?

This is the time for bold progressive action in weed legalization, strengthening Senate control for the next generation, and (pardon me for yelling) ENSURING THAT ELECTIONS ARE FAIR IN ALL 50 STATES.

'shall not infringe'

if i take this literally, i think it's unfair that some people don't have enough money to buy every gun they want. 'this is an infringement'

gun manufacturers should be patriots and give guns away for free. We'll see how long they defend the liberal interpretation of the second amendment.

thats all i wanted

one comment, even in the closing. Something like:

My honorable opponent, with all due respect, keeps changing his position every week. From cancelling the ObamaCare program outright to salvaging the best parts of it. From cutting taxes to not cutting taxes. From...... Who really can say what he believes in or what he will believe in a month from now. Just look at the videos of diagramatically opposite comments he's made.

We can't afford to go back to the bush era policies that my opponent will bring us back to. We need to continue to fight hard to undo that damage as we have done in the Auto Sector .....

God bless America.

english grammar lesson CONTINUED

"Being in a car accident, you are entitled to a payout on your insurance policy, and this must be done in 60 days from the time of the accident."

If there is no accident, then the other clauses do not get implemented.

and the crap from Charlton Heston holding up his rifle

and saying he believes in the Constitution. He never did. He only believed in the special interests who have twisted wording to suit their immoral drive for profits and other goals. I especially appreciate the wording around the purpose of conceiled handguns and what could be their only purpose. Imagine what the founders would think about assault rifles.

btw - shouldn't everyone be in a militia and follow militia rules as per the second amendment?

The Case for Gun Control - more facts about the Second Amendment


Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813. Other states soon followed: Indiana in 1820, Tennessee and Virginia in 1838, Alabama in 1839 and Ohio in 1859. Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. As the governor of Texas (Texas!) explained in 1893, the "mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man."

(See photos of the Batman movie theater shooting.)

Congress passed the first set of federal laws regulating, licensing and taxing guns in 1934. The act was challenged and went to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1939. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's solicitor general, Robert H. Jackson, said the Second Amendment grants people a right that "is not one which may be utilized for private purposes but only one which exists where the arms are borne in the militia or some other military organization provided for by law and intended for the protection of the state." The court agreed unanimously.

Things started to change in the 1970s as various right-wing groups coalesced to challenge gun control, overturning laws in state legislatures, Congress and the courts. But Chief Justice Warren Burger, a conservative appointed by Richard Nixon, described the new interpretation of the Second Amendment in an interview after his tenure as "one of the greatest pieces of fraud--I repeat the word fraud--on the American public by special-interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime."

So when people throw up their hands and say we can't do anything about guns, tell them they're being un-American--and unintelligent.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2121660,00.html#ixzz235PTbRhN

i think there is sympathy for Don Siegelman

so the President should pardon him. There should be no political issues.
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