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  •  If you own a gun you agree to the intrusion, we (1+ / 0-)
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    lyvwyr101

    just have not been enforcing that part of the 2nd Amendment. We are going to work to change that.

    •  Which clause of the 2nd amendment (2+ / 0-)
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      sviscusi, oldpunk

      states that citizens must tolerate abrogation of the 4th in order to own a firearm? I'm not seeing it, and neither (apparently) has any Supreme Court in the history of this nation.

      But I am not worried about your clever plan. First because I do not expect it to get anywhere off the comedy tour circuit, and secondly because there is no record of the particular firearm I own (and have owned for more than 30 years). But do give it your best try. The worst that can happen is that you'll be ignored, and that's no big deal.

    •  Oh, and just to clarify (0+ / 0-)

      per your ridiculous assertion, no. I have not "aggree[d] to intrustion," waived any other constitutional right, or signed any waiver on probable cause by owning a gun (or any other firearm I have legally owned in the past half century). Perhaps for new gun purchases you could get requisite waivers of the rest of the owner's constitutional rights, but there is also a constitutional tidbit about retroactive application of laws you might want to refresh yourself about.

      Providing you're serious about this, but I don't get the impression that you are.

      •  What part of well regulated do you not understand, (1+ / 0-)
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        lyvwyr101

        you drive you agree to license, you fly, you agree to an electronic strip search.  We have been woefully neglectful of the truly dangerous among us but now that needs to be changed, the term "well regulated" will find new meaning for all you gun "enthusiasts".

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