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  •  RKBA doesn't support the WHOLE 2nd (5+ / 0-)

    Amendment, and that is my problem with their disengenous approach to argument here. In a lengthy three day discussion I had with all nine of them last summer, it eventually came to pass in the arguments that the RKBA cheered Justice Scalia's gutting of the Second Amendment's Well-Regulated Militia Clause in Heller, 2009, the bigggest travesty of Constitutional interpretation since Dred Scott, which PRECEEDS the Right to Bear Clause. In other words, even though RKBA pretends to support the Second Amendment, in fact they support the NRA's 40 year propaganda campaign to IGNORE and repeal half of the Amendment by judicial activism. The result? The abandoment of most enforcement efforts in rapid fire weapons, and the worst year in 30 for mass shootings with automatic or semi-automatic weapons.

    There is no reason the Second Amendment MUST be interpreted Scalia's way. It is clear in the text of the US Constitution that the Right to Bear Arms is predicated upon a Well-Regulated Militia, and leadership of a similar quality to President Lincoln's re-interpretation of the Constitution is needed. Then, we may proceed to fulfil the Constitutional requirement upon rational grounds. Anything else is just rearranging deck chairs on a titanic problem.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:46:37 PM PST

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