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JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 01:07 AM
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140. Really?
Edited on Fri Nov-28-08 01:07 AM by JonQ
I'm assuming you're of the opinion that the 2nd amendment confers a collective right, that is that the government granted itself the right to form and equip its own military (who would it need to protect that right from?).

Could you name one other amendment that confers a collective, rather than individual, right? For example: free speech only means that you are free to form a group of citizens (approved by the government of course) to collectively express your opinions on a subject (so long as what you say is carefully regulated and you must pass a test first; unpopular or frightening speech will of course not be tolerated).
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