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Sun May 6, 2018, 03:47 AM

6. for years, the regressive right has preached to their base that the democrats ....

wanted to take away their 2cd amendment rights. But no democrats have ever even attempted to do that. And if they wanted to, they couldn't. All the while, the regressive right has attacked the first amendment rights of the American people.

All most Americans want (including many gun owners) is to make it harder for people to own weapons of mass destruction. Nobody is, or ever has, wanted to take away a citizens right to own a gun for sports or protection. Most Americans want to make it harder, if not impossible, for assault weapons to be manufactured illegally, sold illegally, and owned illegally.

And if a person would take a look at the history of the 2cd amendment, it was never even intended to give individuals the right to own a gun. That was intended to be left up to each individual state. The initial intent of the 2cd amendment has always been to allow the individual states that comprise the USA to maintain a state militia, to protect the states from the federal goverment. And that interpretation had successfully survived several Supreme Court challenges, keeping the rights of individuals a matter for the states to decide. That is why state laws regarding guns still to this day vary from state to state.
It wasn't until 2008 in the Supreme court case, District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008, was it decided that a citizens right to have a gun was protected by the 2cd amendment.

So regardless of what the regressive right would have their stooges believe, the individual right to own a gun has only been protected by the 2cd amendment for about 10 years.

Fuck the NRA

worth reading, https://www.livescience.com/26485-second-amendment.html

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