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  •  Alcohol, cigarettes, soda, cars, et cetera? Well, (1+ / 0-)
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    although they all kill people they are not sold as weapons. Guns are sold for one reason and one reason only, they aren't made as paper weights.

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    by teabaggerssuckbalz on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 04:14:32 PM PST

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    •  And they all aren't constitutional protected. (2+ / 0-)
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      If the 2nd Amendment exists so that people can fight back against an oppressive government, doesn't that mean that the Government shouldn't be able limit the sale of M-16s, Tanks, Grenades, Nukes, et cetera?

      •  I have seriously made that argument.... (0+ / 0-)

        ...but legally, it seems to have been settled before the Constitution was even ratified.  Laws mandating secure explosives storage at public magazines, and prohibiting storage of large quantities of explosives anywhere else, were already in place.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 11:28:43 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, let's examine just one there. (1+ / 0-)
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      Cigarettes: used correctly, will cause massive damage to you and other people around you.

      Firearms: used correctly, will cause no damage to you or anyone around you with the exception of hunting and self defense.

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      by KVoimakas on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 10:26:29 PM PST

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    •  Wrong. They have many purposes. n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  Ha ha ha! (0+ / 0-)

        No.  They have only one purpose.  Firing bullets at things, for the purposes of damaging said things.  Not that that is relevant, they should be regulated just like things with multiple purposes should be regulated.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 11:30:56 PM PST

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