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  •  Great point. The 2nd amendment to me clearly (1+ / 0-)
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    says that owning a gun is connected to the formation of a militia and the militia's role is to protect the "free State".  The idea that the right is for individual protection is bogus and the argument that the right exists to equip the individual to fight the government is also bogus.  The idea that individuals can fight the U.S. government with their rifles and handguns is also just plainly ridiculous.

    I'd say, time to repeal and maybe replace with something more suited to our current time and needs.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:00:33 AM PST

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