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  •  Frankly (4+ / 0-)

    It makes no difference, or little, as to the why of the second amendment, different times different life styles different wants different weapons different reasons for having weapons with some the same.

    As the society grew it also evolved with the growth and times, for most, and the second amendment was changed by congress for political purposes but still with the same meaning, citizen gun owners are Not a well trained nor regulated militia and the weapons over time they want are more offensive purpose and can't be used for anything else except the crazy within some owners of. You may have them and thousands of rounds of ammunition for so called defensive purposes but if ever that need comes about you're only going to be able to get off a couple of rounds as will the perp you're defending against!

    There's a reason to regulate, and yes there are some that go over the top, with no regulations then there's not a society especially in the case of guns certainly not a civil society!

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    by jimstaro on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 06:21:06 AM PST

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    •  It does make a difference because... (0+ / 0-)

      the far right invokes the Founding Fathers as if they really knew them. (No, they were not very traditionally religious. No, George Washington wasn't "bullet proof.")

      The Second Amendment was after the Whiskey Rebellion, at a time when "THe US" was actually "These"--a plural word rather than a singular one (until the Civil War.)

      The teen-age angst of the US was over states' rights, not the right of an individual to defend his home (which was understood).

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