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Response to oldhippie (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:22 PM

33. I don't think the state can circumvent the 5th amendment rights of every citizen

 

with one broad stroke of the pen. Mind you, I'm all about the second amendment, castle doctrine, SYG, and the individual RKBA of all kinds; however, I am not all about the government telling me that I am required to put my life in jeopardy simply because I choose to exercise my RKBA. Having said that, we arrive at another constitutional dilema; that being, such a mandate, by its very nature, could not be fairly and equally imposed upon the population unless the government were to also mandate that any unarmed citizen is also required to jeopardize his/her life if he/she observes an alleged violent felony being committed. Every citizen is governed by the same laws, applied fairly and equally to all. This concept is the bedrock of any republic. So then, if you are in the convenience store and you observe an armed robber in progress, you would be required to pick up the nearest can of beans (or whatever) and hurl it at the robber in order to be compliant with the law. No can of beans available? Then you would be required to engage in hand-to-hand combat with gun wielding criminal, nevermind that you are 85 years old-the law is the law after all.

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