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  •  Bullets costs are not a government mandate, (3+ / 0-)
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    VClib, erush1345, Neuroptimalian

    neither is the gas to get to a voter's booth.

     Infringement against a constitutional right can only come from the government.  The government is not allowed to infringe upon those rights with costs or fees or mandates as that was the exact purpose the Bill of Rights was created....to protect the people from government infringement of certain rights.   In certain circumstances, some government regulations and such of rights have been allowed, but it is a slippery slope that is not crossed often and is often challenged in court.

    In voting, no one has to pay your gas or bus fare so you can vote, no one has to reimburse you for a day off of work....but the government can't charge you to vote either.  Hence the reason Voter ID laws are being look upon as unconstitutional.

    Same applies for all of the rights...no one has to buy you a gun or pay for your bullets but the government can not put a price, especially one as high as insurance, on that right.

    •  Sounds like you want everyone else to pay. (1+ / 0-)
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      dream weaver

      That's fine for you.  But, certainly, other people would agree that compelling gun owners to pay for the costs incurred with gun use is a reasonable expectation for executing their 2A rights.  Insurance keeps the rates out of the government's hands.  The state isn't telling you what to pay, the insurer is.  If the cost was zero, then it wouldn't cost anything extra to use the gun  Just like free bullets would make it cheaper.  Same concept.  You just don't want to be on the hook for the damage.  I don't blame you, but you're the one holding the gun.

      "Goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you"

      by TheFern on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:13:49 PM PDT

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