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  •  Actually, it's only treason if (1+ / 0-)
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    walkshills

    you lose.

    It was treason when we rebelled against our legal government in England.  Except we won, so then it's 'never mind'.

    My reading of the 2nd Amendment, along with other writings and the circumstances of the time, was that the Founding Fathers were worried about their fledgling government being overtaken by 'tyrants'.  Which could still happen, you know.

    They wanted to leave the door open to allow the people to rebel again under such circumstances.  However, in the whole swath of history, no people have ever actually needed permission.

    To see what happens when you lose, you can look up the namesake to my screen name.  

    It's not pretty.

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