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  •  It's really quite simple: (4+ / 0-)

    we have no compunction about limiting the OTHER amendments...e.g. the first amendment guarantees free speech (and nowhere does it say "A well regulated press being necessary for the security of a free state....") and it's virtually universally agreed that you can't yell "FIRE!" in a crowded theater or divulge nuclear launch codes FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY.

    Ergo: you can enact reasonable restrictions on guns to maintain THE PUBLIC SAFETY and still keep the essence of a "right to keep and bear arms." The question isn't what does the constitution allow, it's what does your spine permit?

    "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses." -- Bible (yes, THAT Bible) EZ: 23 19-20

    by PBJ Diddy on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:12:04 AM PST

    •  Yes. And when the right to bear arms infringes on (0+ / 0-)

      the right of children to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, we must strike a balance and enact sensible restrictions.

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