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  •  The 2nd amendment isn't the problem. (2+ / 0-)
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    liberaldemdave, glorificus

    An extremist Right Wing court seeking to achieve political ends is the problem.

    Removing the 2nd won't make Scalia honest or make Thomas stop listening to the men who write his wifes paychecks.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:02:11 PM PST

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    •  Rhetorical question, primarily... (2+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, Womantrust

      secondarily, just wondering why the 2nd amendment isn't a candidate for adaptation to modern times... surely the FF's intent was not that we'd have classrooms full of 1st graders slaughtered periodically as the "price we pay for Liberty"...

      Baby, where I come from...

      by ThatSinger on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:12:26 PM PST

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      •  I'll take "anchor babies" over "dead babies" any (0+ / 0-)

        day...

        Baby, where I come from...

        by ThatSinger on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:13:01 PM PST

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      •  "Well regulated". It was written to be adapted (1+ / 0-)
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        liberaldemdave

        to modern times from the start.

        The Founders didn't have magic powers to see the future, but I have not the slightest doubt that they understood that we would see "well regulated" differently at different points in history.

        "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

        by JesseCW on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:14:38 PM PST

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      •  ThatSinger - it's a candidate (1+ / 0-)
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        but there is no political will to fight that battle. The Second Amendment may have the largest single issue voter coalition, exceeding even abortion. Any attempt to amend the 2nd that is viewed as diminishing gun ownership rights will be fought with intensity.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:30:02 PM PST

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        •  Exactly… (0+ / 0-)

          I just find it more than a little hypocritical that those people who are playing fast and loose with the 14th amendment hold the Second Amendment  so sacrosanct...

          Baby, where I come from...

          by ThatSinger on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:12:09 AM PST

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