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  •  They already tried (0+ / 0-)

    with the so called assault weapons ban (which didnt ban assault weapons but did its best to try).  Im not a hunter, I dont like killing anything.  I like shooting and I like shooting legally owned weapons that some may think look scary but really aren't a problem.  Its already happened once, they will try it again and few will try to stop them because gun enthusiasts like me enjoy a sport that is in the minority, even among those that like shooting.

    Truth doesn't contain A, B, or C. It doesn't contain D I S N E or Y either.

    by jrflorida on Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 02:19:40 PM PST

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    •  I say enthusiast (1+ / 0-)
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      when I really mean second amendment liberal.  I believe guns in the hands of citizens is the only thing that ensures our democracy.  We have seen evil rise here.  We hopefully are going to see it slowly choked out.  But it will surely rise again and in the meantime I hope everyone understands that guns in the hands of law abiding citizens may someday be the last resort.  I dont know what Bush is capable of, I already know he is willing to torture and detain innocent people indefinitely for political purposes. I dont think we are at a point of him having the control he would need to take more aggressive action.  But history has shown it possible.  So as we all go through this all I want to say is please remember why our founding fathers created the Second Amendment, because they had just overthrown a ruler and knew someday they may have to do so again.

      Beyond that I vote Democrat and will until this administration and all of its cronies are gone.  Regardless of my personal beliefs in any one area.

      Truth doesn't contain A, B, or C. It doesn't contain D I S N E or Y either.

      by jrflorida on Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 02:24:40 PM PST

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      •  This is something that people forget, yes. (0+ / 0-)

        When it came down to it, the British would NOT listen to reason. In fact, they started shooting first, killing Crispus Attucks, an unarmed protestor.

        And the only thing that chased them off in the end was Americans with guns of their own.

        In WWII, Admiral Yamamoto said that invasion of the US was impossible, because "there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass". He was speaking of civilians.

        People forget all this.

        "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross" - Sinclair Lewis

        by Loboguara on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 06:50:01 AM PST

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