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  •  Guns are property too (6+ / 0-)

    And should enjoy the same protection as cars, toasters, swimming pools, ladders, bicycles, and, especially, real estate.  The fifth amendment allows the federal government, and the 14th amendment allows state government, to take your property, provided it is for a public purpose, awarding the former property owner just compensation.  Privately owned guns, not being used in the military, National Guard, or police, should enjoy no additional protection.  This does not mean that the government should be seizing privately owned hunting rifles unless the specific rifle has been used in a crime, but if we could elect people to office with some basic common sense, this will never be an issue.

    "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

    by Navy Vet Terp on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 08:01:38 AM PST

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