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  •  It's the Second Amendment (5+ / 0-)

    That lies at the root of all the rationalizing and bullshit about gun control/ gun violence in this country. It is past time not only to "amend" the Second Amendment, but to totally scrap it! No other "civilized" country in the world guarantees its citizens that they have a constitutional "Right" to bear arms. This is no longer 1776! It just does not make any sense...unless, of course, you are the arms/weapons industry!

    Unfortunately, in this country, instead of making rational decisions about major issues like gun control, all we get to do is have a "conversation"! There is no need for a conversation. All that needs to happen is to hold our politicians' feet to the fire, and make real gun control a litmus test for votes! Until then, the NRA keeps on winning.

    •  The Second Amendment (5+ / 0-)

      needs to be readdressed by the SCOTUS.  The justices who concurred in the finding in Heller completely ignored the first phrase in the Amendment regarding regulated militias.  Each state has its own militia now; they're called National Guard.  What we need is new justices on the SCOTUS - which would be infinitely easier to arrange than a repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:11:21 AM PST

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