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  •  I've been a defender of the US Constitution... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...the whole thing, not just the parts I didn't like. And I was and still am willing to die for that Constitution and the nation it stands for. Guns have been a large part of my life forever...I carried an M-16, a .45 pistol, and a .45 "grease gun". I could disassemble and re-assemble all three of these weapons with my eyes blind-folded. Shot expert. Trained to take the battle to the enemy-and win, no matter what the odds.  Losing, cowardice in the face of the enemy- or surrender was never an option for us.

    But I was in the US Army, then. Stationed in the 3rd Armor Division in Frankfurt, Germany, carrying these weapons was part of my job that I swore an oath to perform. You see, I was fully combat trained for real shooting wars by the best army the world has ever seen on a battlefield, an armor crewman on M-60A-1's, which is "a virtual battleship on treads". And with 52 tons of homogeneous steel to back it up, it was literally "hell on wheels".

    My point is, while I believe with my whole heart, that if the Constitution falls on one point, it falls on all points, there's some people that should never possess these weapons of war. And that's exactly what assault weapons are. Weapons of mass destruction. Not one to "throw the baby out with the bath water", I agree with the president that greater care is necessary to prevent these weapons from ever falling into the wrong hands. Those "nuttier than a box of fruitcakes" or "more (mental)issues than Time Magazine", comes readily to mind.

    "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:02:12 PM PST

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      greater care, and all the word "care" encompasses.

      There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.--@Hugh * Addington's Perpwalk: TRAILHEAD of Accountability for Bush-2 Crimes.

      by greenbird on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:38:25 PM PST

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