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Response to BainsBane (Reply #111)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 11:01 AM

113. Mr Weiss

"He cites the blood of his fallen army buddies as the reason why his rights mean more than those of the parents of the dead."

An example of indirect reasoning at best. The need for a military to act at the disposal of its civil authorities is long established. This country owes a lot to those who acted in its service. His defense of his rights citing his fallen comrades is, IMHO, no more on target than those who cite murder victims as a defense for laws against gun ownership.

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"HE is more important than the rest of Americans."

Not what I said and, at best, your inference of what he meant.

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"Those children had a right to live."

Absolutely. Without equivocation I grant that everyone has a right to life and that this right should be protected equally under the law. The law does not exist as a tool for social experiments or as flag for a politician to write and wave as a means to his/her reelection. I have yet to hear of a law, current or proposed, that would have prevented Adam Lanza from doing what he did.

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"One even came out and told me I had no right to life."

I didn't say that and that is the opposite of what I believe.

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"The gunner view of rights is for white men only, which is why they push SYG laws that make prey out of African American men."

I think I made it clear that a system which treats everyone equally under the law is the best protection of all. What we have is not perfect; discarding the right to use a tool in self-defense will not make the system better.

Please explain why you see a right to use a tool in self-defense as entitlement.

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