HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Hell yes, Hillary! She w... » Reply #65

Response to randome (Reply #57)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:10 PM

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

 

Last edited Sat Jun 20, 2015, 11:48 PM - Edit history (1)

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

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 106 replies Author Time Post
leftofcool Jun 2015 OP
gwheezie Jun 2015 #1
leftofcool Jun 2015 #2
Boomerproud Jun 2015 #9
eggplant Jun 2015 #12
Romeo.lima333 Jun 2015 #20
bulloney Jun 2015 #44
brooklynite Jun 2015 #11
Eleanors38 Jun 2015 #17
leftofcool Jun 2015 #37
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #72
spanone Jun 2015 #39
lunamagica Jun 2015 #48
randome Jun 2015 #55
jmowreader Jun 2015 #83
appal_jack Jun 2015 #22
MoonRiver Jun 2015 #23
gwheezie Jun 2015 #27
Merci2008 Jun 2015 #46
gwheezie Jun 2015 #56
gwheezie Jun 2015 #58
JDPriestly Jun 2015 #81
gwheezie Jun 2015 #89
JDPriestly Jun 2015 #104
calimary Jun 2015 #50
llmart Jun 2015 #85
calimary Jun 2015 #94
appal_jack Jun 2015 #84
Spazito Jun 2015 #90
appal_jack Jun 2015 #91
Spazito Jun 2015 #92
appal_jack Jun 2015 #98
Spazito Jun 2015 #99
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2015 #100
randome Jun 2015 #57
LineLineLineLineReply Um, that is EXACTLY the point of the Bill of Rights
appal_jack Jun 2015 #65
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #74
George II Jun 2015 #40
William769 Jun 2015 #3
leftofcool Jun 2015 #4
Scuba Jun 2015 #5
appal_jack Jun 2015 #31
William769 Jun 2015 #6
leftofcool Jun 2015 #7
okasha Jun 2015 #49
Eleanors38 Jun 2015 #18
bulloney Jun 2015 #47
xmas74 Jun 2015 #13
freshwest Jun 2015 #76
ImaPolitico Jun 2015 #80
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 #8
Sheepshank Jun 2015 #10
Spazito Jun 2015 #14
erronis Jun 2015 #15
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2015 #26
erronis Jun 2015 #29
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2015 #33
Hekate Jun 2015 #42
freshwest Jun 2015 #75
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2015 #93
freshwest Jun 2015 #95
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2015 #97
freshwest Jun 2015 #103
leftofcool Jun 2015 #32
aikoaiko Jun 2015 #16
leftofcool Jun 2015 #30
RiverLover Jun 2015 #45
abakan Jun 2015 #19
uponit7771 Jun 2015 #41
Tom Rinaldo Jun 2015 #54
abakan Jun 2015 #61
leftofcool Jun 2015 #67
octoberlib Jun 2015 #21
stevenleser Jun 2015 #24
Iliyah Jun 2015 #25
Ninga Jun 2015 #28
etherealtruth Jun 2015 #34
JaneyVee Jun 2015 #35
stonecutter357 Jun 2015 #36
spanone Jun 2015 #38
Hekate Jun 2015 #43
MineralMan Jun 2015 #51
freshwest Jun 2015 #79
OKNancy Jun 2015 #52
lunamagica Jun 2015 #53
BigGLiberal Jun 2015 #59
Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #60
rurallib Jun 2015 #62
ibewlu606 Jun 2015 #63
leftofcool Jun 2015 #66
ibewlu606 Jun 2015 #68
mcar Jun 2015 #64
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #69
juajen Jun 2015 #78
Name removed Jun 2015 #70
Gothmog Jun 2015 #71
Cha Jun 2015 #73
McCamy Taylor Jun 2015 #77
SunSeeker Jun 2015 #82
llmart Jun 2015 #86
MoonRiver Jun 2015 #87
packman Jun 2015 #88
GummyBearz Jun 2015 #96
JoePhilly Jun 2015 #101
Thinkingabout Jun 2015 #102
great white snark Jun 2015 #105
Number23 Jun 2015 #106
Please login to view edit histories.