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  •  Really? (2+ / 0-)
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    judyms9, devis1
    the main argument is that the 2nd is the enforcement mechanism for the rest
    I'm sure that was true when the good guys had muskets and the bad guys had muskets, but we aren't there anymore. The government has everything from helicopter gunships to nuclear weapons and it takes a real stretch of the imagination to think NRA members can defeat that.

    But the bigger point is that NRA members, just like the rest of us, have too big a stake in keeping the government in power.  We need Social Security and military retirement and bank deposit guarantees and a hundred other things and virtually nobody (the Governor of Texas excepted) is willing to give that up. So no battle between the AR15s and the gummit troops is going to occur.

    The Second Amendment is not the enforcement mechanism for the rest, IMHO.

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