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  •  Yeah, militias... (0+ / 0-)

    So the limits written into the 2nd Amendment apply only to militias? Anybody can play these games. How about if the whole right to bear arms of the 2nd Amendment applies only to militias? Well. Regulated. Militias. How's that for fun? I don't happen to hold that view, but I don't share your extreme views either. And this whole giant, wild list of accusations hurled at me... Sure. Just because of two words? Words written in our Constitution. Well-regulated. Not well-supplied. Not well-equipped. Not well-trained. Well-regulated. The right to bear arms is limited by the Constitution, controlled to a high degree. The discussion on this thread helped clarify my understanding of the 2nd Amendment as a limit on the right to bear arms. And I'm out of here. Have the last word.

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    by deben on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 09:00:07 AM PST

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    •  Because of these things... (4+ / 0-)
      Anybody can play these games.

      Respectfully, this isn't a game.

      The right to bear arms is limited by the Constitution, controlled to a high degree.

      NO, the Constitution limits our government, not us.  This simple fact you cannot deny, denounce or obfuscate.  The constitution does not grant me a damn thing nor does it control me, it is the rulebook our government MUST follow.

      OUR unalienable rights DO NOT come from our created government or a damn piece of paper, WE ARE BORN WITH THEM, AS AMERICANS.

      Does it not say "well-regulated militia..."? It doesn't say "well-regulated women, blacks, babysitters, children or doctors, does it?  And since the "militia" was further defined in the Militia Act of 1792 as every able bodied, land owning white male 18-45, they were being VERY SPECIFIC whom could be controlled by this amendment and when.

      I think your anger is misplaced here.  I've shown you that you are mistaken in your interpretations and why...

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      by gerrilea on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 11:07:23 PM PST

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