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  •  Owning, trading, selling, buying, "hazardous" (12+ / 0-)

    wastes is not a specific constitutionally protected right.

    Now if the "hazardous" waste you referenced was ink in ink pens, how do you thing that would fly?

    They may be able to regulate what the manufacturer does when making said, like no lead bullets, for example.

    What it seems you're trying to do is equate firearm ownership or the exercise of that right to a hazardous material.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:15:24 AM PST

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    •  Trading, selling guns is not Constitutionally (5+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, Smoh, S F Hippie, twigg, leftreborn

      Protected either..sorry.

      "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

      by Bisbonian on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:12:20 AM PST

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      •  Commerce clause? (4+ / 0-)

        What about handing them down to younger generations in same family?

        How do you regulate me trading my father's 12 gauge to my cousin for a steak dinner?

        Or me just giving it to him?

        Let's try to keep this in perspective here.  Would the State have the right to stop me from bequeathing my quill pen and inkwell set?  Can they stop me from teaching my religion to my children? What about that printing press in the basement?

        If the claim is public safety they have to do a better job than that.  The pen is mightier than the sword.  The printing press even more.  Religions brainwash and control people into hating one another to the extreme of killing each other and have done so for centuries.

        Once that line is crossed that line then I'm coming for your free speech, free press and most assuredly your religion on the grounds those rights have killed billions and we must be protected against them, society must be protected and society's safety is paramount, right?

        -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

        by gerrilea on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:06:24 PM PST

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        •  You could give it to your nephew, but would still (0+ / 0-)

          be liable for anything he did with it.

          Unless of course, he passed a background check, accepted liability, and you recorded all that with the federal government.

          Nowhere in there is anyone stopped from having a gun.  They are just being held accountable for their actions.

    •  the 2nd Amendment is not absolute (4+ / 0-)
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      Any more than the 1st Amendment is.

      It can be, and has been, restricted.

      (shrug)

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