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  •  My rights have infringed on no one. (0+ / 0-)

    By this criteria, your rights of a warrant for wiretaps infringed on the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of the 3000 killed on 9/11.

    By this criteria, any victims of terrorist attacks if you don't support Gitmo or torture are your responsibility.

    I rejected this bullshit of attempting to fallaciously blame innocent Americans & their Rights for the actions of murderers then, and I reject it now.

    We, your fellow Americans, will meet you at the ballot box.
    Afterwards, you can tell us if infringing on our liberties for your perceived security & your distrust of innocent Americans & your loathing of American liberties was worth it.
    I look forward to hearing your answer.

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:04:06 PM PST

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    •  Saying you have a right (1+ / 0-)
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      to own an AR-15 with a 30-round magazine as long as you don't use it to shoot someone is like saying you have a right to drive 100 mph on the highway as long as you avoid an accident.

      Dangerous weapons can be banned within the Second Amendment just as other things are banned that are a threat to public safety. The Supreme Court and lower court decisions have made it clear that the 2nd is not unlimited, NRA propaganda notwithstanding.

      •  A highway is public. (0+ / 0-)

        Your analogy is flawed.
        A more apt analogy to driving 100 on a highway, is that one doesn't have the right to shoot anywhere they want....and they don't.

        "2nd is not unlimited"
        That explains the limits currently on it.

        You want to infringe on the rights of innocent Americans for your perceived security.
        The right-wing wanted to do the same.

        I reject both attempts to infringe on the liberties of
        innocent Americans.

        We will be able to ask those innocent Americans what they think of your infringements at the next election. In Ohio. In Florida. In Pennsylvania. In Nevada. In Virginia. In NC. In NM. In Iowa. In Wisconsin. In all these places, innocent Americans are going to tell you what they think of sacrificing their liberty for your perceived security.
        I look forward to their answer.

        You can tell us how much 'safer' you feel after the elections.
        I look forward to seeing if you felt infringing on the liberties of innocent Americans was worth it to you.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:21:01 PM PST

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    •  Not all gun violence is the result (0+ / 0-)

      of "the actions of murderers."

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