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  •  Ok, let me turn that around. (2+ / 0-)
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    FrankRose, annecros

    "freedom of the press" is understood to include the gathering of information, the business aspects of running a news operation, owning the presses themselves, having access to ink and newsprint, and also the freedom to distribute what you've written.  

    A similar interpretation of the second amendment would lead one to conclude that "reasonable" restrictions that make keeping or bearing arms impossible would still be infringements.

    Oh, and the first amendment has been interpreted as applying to modern technology too, while we're arguing whether the second should apply to late 19th century arms.

    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 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:17:54 PM PST

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