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  •  What policies do you want installed that is (2+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, andalusi

    unachievable because of the 2nd a?

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:57:27 AM PDT

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    •  The 2nd doesn't prevent gun safety legislation, (3+ / 0-)
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      dream weaver, Victor Ward, coquiero

      regulations or restrictions. But too many people think it does. So that stifles the enactment of common sense legislation.

      That would be the following:

      Limit guns to those that must be loaded by hand, one bullet at a time.

      License gun owners and register guns. Treat guns like cars.

      Offer voluntary national gun buyback program. Pay good money as incentive to get illegal guns off the streets.

      Get rid of all restrictions on gun violence studies. Hire new workers and fund additional studies at the CDC and the NIH.

      Get rid of all shield laws on the gun industry.

      Override and negate "stand your ground" legislation on a federal level.

      To name a few . . .

      •  So...the second Amendment makes people oppose laws (1+ / 0-)
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        Victor Ward

        making said laws too hard to pass.

        Thus you want to take the path of repealing an Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
        Great plan.
        Now if you will excuse me typing on my phone is too hard so I'm going to get a business loan in order to open a telegraph office so I can have a message sent in Morse code to India where someone can type it for me.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:52:44 AM PDT

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        •  It distorts the process and provides a false (3+ / 0-)
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          dream weaver, AdamR510, coquiero

          narrative which stifles common sense reform.

          It helps to glorify the gun, and helps along an absurd linkage between guns and "freedom."

          It turns rational discussion into something akin to religious debate. It alters the dynamic from the scientific to the theological, the metaphysical, even the alchemical.

          In short, it's a major obstacle between us and sanity.

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