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  •  You're turning it on its head. (2+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, Cartoon Peril

    The idea that we have to allow people to arm because they are dangerous is exactly backwards.

    And no matter how many times you repeat the fallacy that the 2nd Amendment is not in place as a final check on a tyrannical government, history and reality will prove you wrong every time.
    Actually, I'll never be proven wrong.  I'll be disagreed with by someone with a gun who thinks that they finally see a tyrannical government appear.  Maybe they will have gotten the idea that an assault weapons ban is that point.  Maybe they already think it with the ban on fully automatics.  The point being, when people like you pretend that the individual has a right to determine when tyranny has begun, and that they can use deadly force to overthrow it, you condone their use of violence.    

    You, in other words, don't have the right to revulsion at  McVeigh's act.  You don't get to dare pretend to.

    McVeigh, whom you mention, thought his action would precipitate an uprising.
    So he was wrong about what it would precipitate.  Bad call in strategic terms, but within his second amendment right as you see it.

    Final word: we have guns too, so all the Blackstones and their constitutional theories should think less about what Tench Coxe said and more about what happens to ebels and traitors.

    That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

    by Inland on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 01:40:42 PM PST

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