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  •  Dunno, We Had the Assault Weapons Ban and Then (10+ / 0-)

    it expired, we had prohibition and repealed it. Marijuana prohibition is beginning to crack.

    The government doesn't have the same immediate, ubiquitous and constant incentive to eliminate gun rights that it has with surveillance, searches & seizures and rights that have been weakened under the banner of fighting terrorism. The losses of rights in that area are definitely worrying.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:41:15 PM PST

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    •  Very good point, and I think it gets to something (3+ / 0-)
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      mythatsme, Hey338Too, mungley

      fundamental about how strange the now official interpretation of the 2nd Amendment is.

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:01:09 PM PST

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