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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:33 PM

7. Please let's not forget WHY this amendment was added to begin with

And why it was deemed important enough to be listed as the 2nd amendment. The fundamental reason for this very important amendment to the constitution was to protect the people from a tyrannical government that would seek to oppress them, period. It doesn't matter what kind of weapons existed then, or now. I wouldn't consider myself to be "strict constitutionalist", but I certainly won't be one who tries to add detail that isn't there.

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