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  •  It's a constitutional right. These things would (1+ / 0-)
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    fuzzyguy

    cost money and it could hinder people from using their right under the Bill of Rights.  Owning a car is not a right in that way.

    It's no different that charging money or requiring "fitness tests" to get a Voter ID.

    •  Nonsense. (0+ / 0-)

      We already restrict gun ownership. You can't own a fully automatic weapon. You can't own a bazooka or an RPG. You can't own a Stinger.

      You have the right to vote, but you have to register to do it.

      We have the right to free speech which is limited and restricted in all kinds of places. You can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater as the common example goes. They have created "free speech zones" around political events where they don't want people to protest.

      The second amendment is a sentence and the "right to keep and bear" is a clause in that sentence along with "well regulated militia". There is no more an absolute right for any and every individual to own and shoot any and every weapon than there is for you to go to a Mitt Romney rally with an Obama tee shirt if they don't want you to.

      Yes, owning a car is considered a "privilege" as opposed to a right. But that, in and of itself, doesn't mean that we, as a modern society, can't interpret our constitution in such as way as to limit access to lethal weapons in order to promote safety and the well being of the society.

      More guns do not make us safer. Unlimited access to weapons of mass destruction is insane.

      Start there.

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