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  •  Might I suggest you read up on the actual history (6+ / 0-)

    of our Bill Of Rights and how they became what they are?

    Here let me help you out a bit.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    New Hampshire actually presented their right to bear arms as the following:

    http://www.usconstitution.net/...

    XII. Congress shall never disarm any citizen, unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion.

    If you read why we have the Bill Of Rights, you'll find that tentative support Virginia, New York, and the majority of the original States gave when ratifying our current constitution was about to be removed because the First Congress did nothing in the first year of their service to move the presented Amendments out of committee.  New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia started the Article V Amendment process without the Congress.  

    Congress realized very quickly they were about to lose all control and had to move to appease the States wishes and finally debated and passed the Bill Of Rights. It was in this haste that we got the 2nd A as it is written.

    Once you understand how volatile the first few years of our Republic were, you will see that we came very close to not having said Republic.

     

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 07:47:56 PM PST

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