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  •  You start with a fallacy (12+ / 0-)

    that the Constitution itself guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.

    It's in your name.

    I know the Supreme Court in Heller and McDonald have endorsed that position.  I also know those decisions radically changed a century of jurisprudence, and they only came about after a long period of intense lobbying by an extremist right-wing organization, the NRA.

    Your group believes in concealed carry, and its members openly promote mass ownership of guns as a means of counteracting gun violence in the United States.

    Those are exactly the positions that brought us to where we are today -- with school children gunned down in their classrooms by a legally obtained assault rifle.

    Your group, like the NRA, stands in the way of sensible measures to restrict gun ownership in the United States, but only through restricting guns -- gun control -- can we revert the gun-mad culture that leads to massacres like Sandy Hook, like Clackamas, like Oak Creek, like Aurora, like...

    Get out of the way.  We need gun control now.

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:10:28 AM PST

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    •   Look around. No one is standing in your way. (3+ / 0-)
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      PavePusher, oldpunk, FrankRose

       Go for it. Flail about. Repeat the same old lines. Ignore anything that doesn't jibe with your perception. Dig the hole as deep as you want.
        Nobody stops you from proposing anything. Nobody stops you from writing a repeal of the Second Amendment and working off your butt to get it passed. Nobody is stopping you from writing, phone calling, protesting outside of gun stores. Apparently, working for your goals is harder than typewriting on a blog. Good luck with all of it.

      "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site

      by meagert on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:31:26 AM PST

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