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  •  The place where your argument falls apart.... (3+ / 0-)

    is that there is a distinct semantic, legal and physical difference between bearing and brandishing.

    There is also the matter of intent.  Simply wearing or carrying a slung/holstered sidearm does not define intent.  If a person panics at the mere sight of a person bearing a weapon lawfully, the problem is not the person bearing arms.  There must be other factors involved to determine an intent to intimidate or commit other crimes.  This is case law.

    The fact that you would advocate for "separate but 'equal' 'free speech zones'" disgusts me.

    Lastly, your comprehension of grammar is shown to be lacking with your attempt to claim "A personal right to keep and bear arms was invented out of whole cloth...".  The right is "of the people", not "of the militia" and there is no membership prerequisite to any group stated or implied.

    Your hate-mail will be graded.

    by PavePusher on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 07:44:43 PM PDT

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    •  I didn't advocate for a "free speech zone." (0+ / 0-)

      I often take an argument and analyze it.  I do not "advocate for" or "advocate against" when I am doing this.  I was providing and example of the restrictions on First Amendment speech, which, by the author's reasoning, would apply to a person carrying a firearm at a rally.  If you want to know what I believe and advocate for, just ask me sometime.

      I don't understand your comment about my grammar.  Did you really mean to say "grammar" or did you mean something else?

      The people who authored the Second Amendment did not waste words.  When they said "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,..." they meant for those words to have a meaning, not to be ignored at Justice Scalia's option.

      Knowledge without conscience is the ruination of the soul -- François Rabelais

      by ccyd on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 05:26:51 PM PDT

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