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  •  2nd "must" mean handguns and the 4th? (1+ / 0-)
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    lyvwyr101

    This is trolling, man. The 2nd amendment does not have to mean limits on personal ownership are limiting the "well regulated militia." The Heller decision is current case law, and so, for now, "well regulated militia" has gotten a strange read, but American history shows a long, long reading of the 2nd to mean state rights to militia, not personal rights to militarizing and rebelling.

    The 4th amendment, on the other hand, has been shredded, and your guns won't stop that. To imply a connection is to imply the sort of Freeper-minded fantasy of violence that simply does not belong among the civilized.

    No, the armed citizens will not make their homes castles. No, they will not get FISA back. No, they will not change the executive. No, they will not change the judiciary. Just plain no. American history: examples of armed rebellion leading to political change vs. examples of non-violent protest leading to change: compare and contrast with examples.

    "...ere God made us He loved us; which love was never slacked, nor ever shall be." - Juliana of Norwich

    by The Geogre on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:44:00 PM PDT

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    •  The 4th has been shredded. But I don't think (1+ / 0-)
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      andalusi

      that the answer is to shred another amendment.

      I don't support the idea of taking individual liberties from innocent Americans because of the crimes of murderers & the ignorance of the frightened.

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:40:28 PM PDT

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