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  •  The one armed insurrection... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...that actually did happen in this country, launched by states that claimed the Feds had gone tyrannical, failed.

    I also don't see the words 'semi-automatic' nor 'extended magazine' in the 2nd Amendment. It just says 'arms' and refers to regulation.

    If the 2nd Amendment supposedly entitles you to the right to a semi-automatic rifle, why doesn't it entitle you to a fully automatic one? Where's the distinction?

    Anyway, right now any kind of armed insurrection would probably be met with Hellfire missiles launched from drones. Think an AR-15 is gonna take out one of those? Or a 100-round magazine?

    "Don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine. They fall right out of the sky." -- Kaywinnit Lee Frye

    by Technowitch on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 06:05:40 PM PST

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    •  Read the Heller case for a deeper understanding. (0+ / 0-)

      There are historical exceptions for "dangerous or unusual" weapons.

      Many hands make light work, but light hearts make heavy work the lightest of all.

      by SpamNunn on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 08:08:11 PM PST

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    •  Actually, that was a direct response to another (0+ / 0-)

      armed revolt that happened a few years earlier at Harpers Ferry.

      In the long run, though it didn't look like it at the time, that one succeeded.

      "I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy." Michel de Montaigne

      by JesseCW on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 03:18:30 AM PST

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