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  •  Unbelievable... (1+ / 0-)
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    TomP

    (1) The power of the Federal Government makes armed opposition to it rather quaint.

    (2) We established in the Civil War that states don't have the right to protect themselves from the Federal Government.

    (3) People were encouraged, once upon a time, to have arms to help put down riots and insurrections. Now it is the duty of local police and military reserves to do that. Civilians putting down a riot would now be considered contributing to the mayhem.

    (4) Having arms in the home to protect one's self from others is reasonably valid, however heavily regulating the purchase is not in any way a violation of any amendment.

    Thus I say ditch the thing. It's obsolete.

    No one ever created a vibrant economy by building houses for each other. Houses are built because there is a vibrant economy.

    by Doug in SF on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 08:43:46 PM PST

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