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View Diary: We Are All Newtown: Silence is not what we need now. Can we get this on TV? (32 comments)

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    Glen The Plumber, TheFern

    We could allow the 2nd amendment to stand IF we could educate the American public on its origins.  It would then be clear to them that it wasn't put in place to arm all the citizens so they could go around acting as insurgents against the government or backup policemen but instead to ensure that the South could keep their slave patrols.  The effort to get that word out to people would be immense and we'd be outspent 10 to 1 in message delivery.  

    There is nothing in the 2nd amendment that prevents regulation of guns.  In fact it clearly states they must be.  We lived under its definitions for centuries and it's only been truly distorted in recent years.  It's simply a matter of getting a sane Supreme Court, solid Democratic Congressional majorities under a Democratic President and we can put back in the sorely needed regulations and take the money and influence away from organizations like the NRA and gun lobbies.

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