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Wed Mar 28, 2018, 11:37 AM

 

Lets be Politically Incorrect and Repeal the Second Amendment





Or at least read and interpret it properly

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Reply Lets be Politically Incorrect and Repeal the Second Amendment (Original post)
tomhagen Mar 2018 OP
Freelancer Mar 2018 #1
lapfog_1 Mar 2018 #2
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world wide wally Mar 2018 #4

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:17 PM

1. I don't trust modern politicos to change the constitution that much

"Well regulated" is in there. It leaves an opening a mile wide to control access to guns without getting 3/4 of the states to ratify some theoretical substitute for the second amendment.

For the most part, we've managed to keep the numbered list of constitutional amendments off the list of political footballs that the parties feel free to bat back and forth with electoral pendulum swings. Let's leave it at that.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:49 PM

2. I don't believe that you have to change the 2nd amendment

I think all that is required at this point is for Congress to pass legislation that defines the term "firearm" and either override a possible veto or get the President to sign such a bill.

I would personally not have a problem with "firearm" to be defined as those weapons available to the people at the time the 2nd amendment was passed to be defined as what the founding fathers intended.

All other weapons could either be outright denied, just as we do with most military hardware today or allowed with strict scrutiny ( extensive background checks, smart triggers, periodic training and licensing, etc )

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 05:48 PM

3. From This Morning:

 

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 06:57 PM

4. The interpretation is what is fucked up about it

How can they just throw out the first 8 words and "pretend" they don't exist?

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