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  •  if it's so easy (0+ / 0-)

    why are they almost never used in crimes?

    the purpose of the second amendment is to promote a well-regulated militia, in the same sense that the purpose of the first amendment is to promote a well-informed electorate.

    by happymisanthropy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:29:59 PM PST

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    •  most crimes don't (0+ / 0-)

      involve large-scale slaughter. Most crimes are motivated by greed, and I'd think efficiency is a better handmaiden to that than bulky weapons. People who fantasize about going out in a blaze of glory, OTOH, no doubt imagine themselves blowing everyone and everything away in just such a fashion.

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