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  •  Generally speaking, any right we give up to (5+ / 0-)

    the Government will never be restored. After 911, we gave up tons of ground with respect to search and seizure and due process. I desperately hope for stronger gun regulation, but I also want to staunch the weakening of our rights.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:29:59 PM PST

    •  Dunno, We Had the Assault Weapons Ban and Then (10+ / 0-)

      it expired, we had prohibition and repealed it. Marijuana prohibition is beginning to crack.

      The government doesn't have the same immediate, ubiquitous and constant incentive to eliminate gun rights that it has with surveillance, searches & seizures and rights that have been weakened under the banner of fighting terrorism. The losses of rights in that area are definitely worrying.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:41:15 PM PST

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    •  Keeping & bearing guns (4+ / 0-)
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      Hey338Too, Tommye, denig, mungley

      will not staunch the weakening of any rights nor will arms restore any rights.

      The romantic individual with his (it most likely will be a he) scary looking semi-automatic and cami-clad soft sedentary middle-aged white (he will also most likely be white) body will not prevail over any modern military force foreign or domestic.

       All guns will do is what they have always done: kill real living people.

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