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This is exactly why many of us RKBA'ers argue that gun control is a slippery slope.

I will oppose any gun control measure that I think could start us down this path.

I honor the American tradition of the whole Bill of Rights.

-app

Um, that is EXACTLY the point of the Bill of Rights

First off, the Bible is a collection of Bronze Age myths which some people believe are communicated to us by God as absolute truth, but others believe were the unfortunate result of superstition, patriarchy, and ergot fungus on stored grains. Much as some might wish to make the Bible the law of the land, it is not.

The Constitution, on the other hand, IS the law of the land. It was written less than 300 years ago by the people who founded this nation. It enumerates very specific powers of, and limitations upon government. One of the limitations stated in the Bill of Rights is that the "right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

If you don't like this limitation, the Constitution has a process for further amendment. You can try to undo the Second Amendment, but people like me will be on the other side of the issue, organizing and advocating in its defense.

As for interpretation, that's up to the Supreme Court. Lately, they have been better about the Second Amendment than you seem to wish. I don't always agree with their decisions in other cases, (particularly Fourth and Fifth Amendment cases as of late) but in this system, what they say goes.

SO no, it's not "me, personally."

-app

The fact that Scalia dissented indicates that he has gone totally off the rails.

Scalia, a supposed free-speech advocate (I still rather like his 1989 Texas v Johnson opinion re flag burning) was the lone dissenter here. Thus he was supporting a law that would have compelled doctors to give an untruthful and unwanted scripted speech to the patients they are supposed to serve. He is a senile old fool these days, choking on his bile, hypocrisy, and bitterness.

Retire already, Scalia: you have no business 'interpreting' (i.e- trampling) the Constitution any longer!

K&R,

-app
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