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  •  You do bring up an interesting angle (0+ / 0-)

    While what is literally meant by 'arms' is open to interpretation (and it shouldn't be, that needs fixing) you bring up an interesting concept.

    The idea that we, as citizens, have instant communication, meter-level GPS, instant portable video links, and 24 hour news service is something which would have left our Founders gobsmacked.

    Our military certainly views information and communication as a 'munition'.. If General Washington had even a 10% of what we carry in our pockets to use against the British, he would have had a sh!t eating grin even WITH his bad teeth.

    Our 1st Amendment rights amplify our power.

    I'm saddened but I understand that Heller changed what the 2nd Amendment meant. The Founder's intentions are nice, but don't really apply right now.

    That being said, that the 'keep & bear' and 'militia' meanings are different now.. lets fix the rest of it. You want an animal killing tool? ok, fine. You want a self defense tool? Ok, fine. You want a tool meant to kill men at a scale of 5:1 or better.. tell me why or go back to playing Call Of Duty.

    I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever. - Thomas Jefferson

    by MightyMoose on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:38:50 PM PST

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