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  •  Sorry, friend, you're dreaming. (2+ / 0-)
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    buddabelly, Neuroptimalian

    I paid good money for the shotgun and pistol I currently own. Hunters pay even more for their equipment. None of us will just shrug and say, "Well what the heck, here you go!" It just isn't going to happen. Even if you did manage to repeal the Second Amendment, which isn't going to happen either.

    "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." -- Lt. Gen. David Morrison, AO, Chief of Army, ADF

    by OldSoldier99 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 04:31:13 PM PDT

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    •  Two generations ago, people hunted for food. (0+ / 0-)

      It's hard to imagine, but in our grandfathers' days, people planted gardens and hunted for meat and fished. Only as a supplement to this diet did people go to these places called "grocery stores."

      I don't believe that guns for hunting purposes, guns with a lower capacity for mass murder, should be banned.

      As far as the Second Amendment goes, I believe that when people understand how guns were used in American history to enslave a people and exterminate another, a discussion on repealing the Second Amendment may occurr. This won't happen anytime in our lifetimes, though.

      As I said above, we have two interpretations of the Second Amendment, one in which guns are regulated, but legal and the other in which guns are totally unregulated.

      However as I also said above, pro-guns people need to cut out the hypocrisy and give guns away for free, to the poor, in the inner cities, via government programs, even school age children. I'm sure conservatives can implement a voucher system for guns just as they do for the "schools" that they want to send these children to, via vouchers.

       After all, a right to bear arms is a right to bear arms for everybody. When they agree to do this, then I will believe that they truely believe the Second Amendment is about the individual right to bear arms.

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