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billh58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 04:54 PM
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81. I realize that you
Edited on Wed Aug-19-09 04:56 PM by billh58
and I will never agree on the definition and intent of the 2nd Amendment, and I appreciate your reasoned responses.

I am not an "anti" 2nd Amendment proponent, but I do believe that even the DC v. Heller ruling pointed out the need, and requirement, for responsible ownership. I just don't believe that the Founders envisoned citizens of the USA fixating on being fully armed and suspicious of their neighbors and government 24/7, and thankfully the vast majority of Americans don't believe that way either. By that I mean, that the vast majority of Americans do NOT carry their guns in public.

I disagree with your take that our government is, or has the potential to become, our "enemy," but then again you are thankfully in the minority on this issue as well. When 80-100% of the American population is armed and dangerous 24/7, I will have been long gone... ;-)
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