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Fri Feb 23, 2018, 09:57 AM

The Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State

Since when does the Second Amendment give this well regulated militia the right to attack schools??

It gives the government the right to regulate,

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 10:00 AM

1. Gunners only see "shall not be infringed" and go through all kinds of mental contortions to exclude

the rest of the Amendment. Plus, gunners and their lobbying wing spent years getting right wing Justices on the Supreme Court because guns are more important than anything to those fools.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 10:14 AM

2. We should stop calling it gun control.

How about "militia regulation"?

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Response to Rustynaerduwell (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 10:20 AM

3. works for me......and stop the lies from the NRA

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 10:30 AM

4. Our country needs to define what a "well regulated militia" is and to study other countries and then

....have our laws be in place that reflect that....

There is no well regulated militia that should have AR-15's or military grade assault weapons.....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 11:14 AM

5. I will ponder what you wrote

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:03 PM

6. Does the Second Amendment really protect assault weapons? Four courts have said no.

The Heller decision is very limited https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/22/does-the-second-amendment-really-protect-assault-weapons-four-courts-have-said-no/?utm_term=.3701eda4f1b4

The question of assault weapons was not addressed by the Supreme Court when, in 2008, it held for the first time in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the court, went out of his way to say that the right “is not unlimited.”

In each case that has reached a federal appeals court since then, bans on the semiautomatic guns known as assault weapons have been upheld, usually for the same two reasons.

Banning them, the courts have said, does not curtail the right of self-defense protected by the Constitution. There are plenty of other weapons — handguns and regular long guns — available to people to protect themselves.

At the same time, the courts have said, states and municipalities have legitimate reasons to ban AR-15-style weapons because of the dangers they pose, to schools, innocent bystanders and police.

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