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  •  I for one am not for repealing any of the (3+ / 0-)

    amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. Frankly, on principle. However, it seems to me that what makes the Second Amendment toxic is not what it says, but how the SCOTUS has interpreted it. Perhaps given what's happened, some gun regulation that's passes will end up being challenged and the Supremes will decide that they were wrong on the personal right interpretation.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:10:43 PM PST

    •  I think the problem is what it says. (0+ / 0-)

      But while I disagree with the amendment, I think pushing for repeal is not a practical solution.

      "Let's do this!" - Leeroy Jenkins

      by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:23:00 PM PST

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    •  Sorry, but the odds are dramatically against us on (1+ / 0-)
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      this point. In my Constitutional Law class the exceptions to the rule that the SCOTUS will not reverse itself are taught. Specifically because they happen so rarely.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:25:16 PM PST

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