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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 07:09 AM
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73. Since merely raising the price on some handgun magazines,
and requiring that civilian AR-15's be sold with fake adjustable stocks instead of real ones, helped cost the Democratic party the House, the Senate, and two Presidencies, care to speculate on how an actual ban on only these items might play out? (Never mind talk of banning everything but flintlocks...)

And as I mentioned previously, if you are going to read "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" as applying only to technologies available in 1791, then you can't very well read the First Amendment as applying to technologies developed since 1791. Or the Fourth Amendment (guess we don't have any protection against warrantless searches of our homes by millimeter-wave cameras or ultrawideband radar). Or the Fifth Amendment, which must only apply to torture technologies available in 1791. etc.
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