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  •  I think its fine also (1+ / 0-)
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    mrblifil

    But lets not pretend its "not about guns" when he uses the RKBA moniker to post about it.

    There is no discussion of guns in this gun diary

    We're all intelligent and mature enough to be able to deal with it.

    •  I could point out that technically the 2nd Amend- (1+ / 0-)
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      Elmar

      ment isn't limited to pistols, but I'd be spitting into the wind.

      If you can afford it, the way the Amendment is written, you can have anything -- and there's nothing wrong with that.

      Just because I can't afford my own Stinger-equipped DUKW doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to have, and keep current with, what I can afford.

      LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 03:15:15 PM PST

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      •  Well regulated militia (0+ / 0-)

        Second amendment is not a get-out-of-jail card for people who perpetrate gun violence you know. Regulation is called for in the language of the amendment. I thought I'd point that out for you, in case you've never read it.

        •  well-regulated militia, along the lines of the (1+ / 0-)
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          Swiss / Israeli model? I posit you're correct, and that ties in with the proscription on standing (land) military.

          I'm not suggesting a get-out-of-jail-free card.
          I'm saying that as a citizen I possess the right to own -- and maintain proficiency with, so long as I break no other laws doing so -- whatever weapons I can afford.

          Note that one can build a bow for a very small cost -- or expend as much on a bow as on a rifle / pistol / shotgun. One can do the same with a crossbow.

          No one will dispute the deadliness of such weapons turned on humans, but there's not the outcry to stop people possessing them that there is the outcry against firearms.

          Why?

          LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 12:56:51 PM PST

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