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  •  Concerning the Founders and your other point. (7+ / 0-)

    1.) I have read that the 2nd Amendment was created to protect slavery and Southern interests.  The 13th Amendment obviously makes that point null.   Also I have a good understanding of the Founders who had a diversity of opinions on many issues.  Adams and Hamilton were anti-slavery, Washington and Jefferson were obviously pro-slavery in word and deed.   I think Hamilton would shake his head at what the Republicans were doing regarding the Debt Ceiling and he'd scream at them for not taking advantage of our credit rating and the excellent borrowing conditions due to the world's faith in our Treasuries.  The 2nd Amendment is also obsolete for community defense since our military has far more technology and firepower than any civilian could hope to get their hands on, and thus no foreign power will dare invade our country.   Hamilton and Washington also had to deal with would-be insurgents like the Whiskey Rebellion so they'd understand our government taking action against the survivalist nuts.  Thus the 2nd Amendment can only be interpreted as a right to personal self-defense and hunting.   Even Scalia says that the 2nd is not an unlimited right and is open to regulation.

    2. You don't have people killing a score of people at once using a hammer.  Common sense says that any weapon that can kill a dozen people in a very short time should be taken out of civilian hands(and out of police hands too eventually I might add since other countries don't have armed police either).   To address that kind of violence, you have to address the underlying issues: drugs, poverty, domestic violence, etc.

    As to motor vehicles, I agree with you:  let's regulate guns like we regulate motor vehicles.   Require the owner/user to be licensed and insured and require that they are properly trained.

    Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

    by pistolSO on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:21:18 PM PST

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    •  Actually, about that firepower (2+ / 0-)
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      over the weekend the militiaman gave his thoughts on the militia vs. a helicopter. The number of recs it garnered was a bit creepy to me, considering. He's basically spelling out some of the tactics to be used in the civil war they're prepping for.

      There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

      by tytalus on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:26:37 PM PST

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