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  •  Where in the U.S. constitution (2+ / 0-)

    is the right to keep and bear arms immune from regulation?

    •  Hey...we damaged and limited the First and the 4th (2+ / 0-)
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      Americans cheerfully submit to pee tests and email snooping -

      Those constitutional protections are all but gone - I imagine all the other amendments are about as secure.....

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:46:13 AM PST

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    •  where was that claim made? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:53:04 AM PST

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      •  Maybe I misunderstood- (1+ / 0-)
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        you seemed to be implying that the Constitution would be an obstacle to considering or adapting the gun laws of other countries if those other countries do not delineate a specific right to bear arms. And in terms of some specific regulations, that could be the case.
        You seemed to be making a broader argument, but again, maybe I read you wrong.

        •  no, you've got it (0+ / 0-)
          the Constitution would be an obstacle to considering or adapting the gun laws of other countries if those other countries do not delineate a specific right to bear arms. And in terms of some specific regulations, that could be the case.
          that is exactly the case.  because the 2nd exists at all, there are limits to limiting gun ownership.  and also that because the 2nd has been with us from the start, imposing new laws isn't as easy as it was for australia.

          Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

          by Cedwyn on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 11:02:33 AM PST

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          •  As long as we get to smear shit (0+ / 0-)

            on the faces of pro-gun politicians every election cycle and every time there's a mass murder, then this will work itself out.

            "Gun rights" is a bullshit issue.

            Making it easy to buy guns. Easy to get ammunition. Easy to kill people.

            Bullshit.

            And now this is going to be a tipping point issue. The death of it for these NRA-backed whores.

            "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

            by bontemps2012 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:02:55 AM PST

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