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Hanse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 02:36 AM
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18. That we're functionally literate?
It's not that the "well-regulated militia" is ignored. It's that it's irrelevant.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

That's an independent clause. You don't have to be a member of the militia. The right to keep and bear arms uninfringed is necessary for a free state.

That's the way the Supreme Court has always intepreted it. You can study Constitutional law. Or just read the thing. It's not that hard to figure out.

"That said, I have no problem with HUNTING rifles, or pistols, and even automatics (but not extended clips thank you)

I draw the line at fully automatic weapons meant for hunting other humans, read assault rifles, machine guns"

So, you're fine with automatics but not automatics? Huh?

"And don't get me started on the war that is coming here, and it will only get hotter. Yep, that one caused by our export of 90% of the armory from our shows and four states... that will come here... and yep, cops will be outgunned... not a happy thought."

Are you talking about the drug problems in Mexico? Well if you're worried about that, for fuck's sake you should favor drug legalization. Not more stupid laws that don't work.

"Oh and before you say it... owning weapons was extremely rare in the 18th and 19th centuries, and gun control laws were very common in the West, no, cowboys did not go around packing in places like Dodge City, that is a hollywood myth. Pick up a book and chiefly read it."

Lynching black people was very common in the Old West. And shooting Native Americans. That's the kind of thing that happens when laws like teh Constitution are enforced. Why you thought I was going to say anythign about the 18th and 19th century I haven't a clue.

Pick up the Constitution and chiefly read it.

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