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  •  Doesn't your argument make the 2nd Amdt. absolute? (1+ / 0-)
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    If so, Jay, it would be the only absolute Amendment.

    Not even the most conservative member of this most conservative court in decades has ruled so broadly. (Hugo Black was the last basic absolutist, and his "'No law' means no law" interpretation was not the law of the land.)

    You write: "But even then it must still be noted that the obligation is added onto the enunciated Right, and cannot negate that Right." What? Shouting fire in a crowded theatre negates the right to free speech, as do an array of conditions and limitations on other aspects of free speech, not to mention other parts of the Bill of rights. Our "cultural mood" can indeed "negate" a constitutional protection, as it has for a long time.

    Putting constitutional law aside, would you agree that "keeping" your military issue weapon in an open box on your open front porch in Philly would be a bad idea? That local law might reasonably prohibit that?

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Sat May 04, 2013 at 01:08:00 PM PDT

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