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  •  well, that makes 2 of us, demimondian (3+ / 0-)
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    but we don't have to agree on everything just 'cause we're of a particular cohort, temporally, do we?

    Here's the deal:

    The founding fathers -- and contrary to popular diaries here on DK they weren't trying to shore up slavery by writing the BoR -- had firsthand experience with all the ways it can go bloody damned wrong to be the guy stuck with a rock in a gunfight. They wanted to ensure that "the people" suffered no legal barrier to being equally well-armed when asked to turn out in defense of their homes, farms, families, communities, or states. They wanted all the people so charged with responsibility for that defense to have similar equipment and proficiency therewith.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:55:31 PM PST

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    •  That's not what I'm talking about here (0+ / 0-)

      The issue was "is there a right to drive a car".  I was pointing out that in most of America, not being able to drive is a significant impediment to exercising other things which are unquestionably rights.

      As far as the argument about RKBA itself goes, I don't care one way or another why the Second was passed. I think we should repeal it and move on; it is fatally flawed.

    •  The USSC has ruled that guns can be regulated (0+ / 0-)

      without violating the 2nd.

      End of story.

      The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

      by Back In Blue on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:21:23 PM PST

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