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  •  Would it be too strictly constructionist (1+ / 0-)
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    Wildthumb

    to pass a law allowing people to keep and bear the arms they already have, but not allow them to buy anymore?

    It doesn't say anything about the right to BUY guns does it?

    And the government does have the right to regulate commerce.

    I mean, if the right can totally bypass the dependent clause, we can stick to the exact meaning of the words.

    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters. --Goya

    by MadScientist on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:55:34 PM PST

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    •  Just about as likely to... (0+ / 0-)

      ...be accepted as disallowing the purchase or possession of paper, ink, printing presses, printed materials, TVs, radios, and internet access would be.

      Such laws would not be "abridging the freedom of the press" any more or less than banning the purchase, by the people, of firearms would have "infringed" on  "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms".

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