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    The Court would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons... I could not possibly conclude that the Framers made such a choice.
    makes the most sense, to me.
    •  it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. (0+ / 0-)

      "The Court would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to restrict dangerous cults... I could not possibly conclude that the Framers made such a choice."

      "The Court would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to quarter troops in private homes... I could not possibly conclude that the Framers made such a choice."

      "The Court would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to search suspects for incriminating evidence... I could not possibly conclude that the Framers made such a choice."

      "The Court would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to torture confessions out of terrorists... I could not possibly conclude that the Framers made such a choice."

      "The Court would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to invent kangaroo courts to legitimize illegal arrests... I could not possibly conclude that the Framers made such a choice."

      Politics means controlling the balance of economic and institutional power. Everything else is naming post offices.

      by happymisanthropy on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 02:37:23 PM PST

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    •  I don't really care about the founders (3+ / 0-)
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      Sharon Wraight, marina, Old Sailor

      They thought slavery was ok.  We changed that too.  The second amendment's day has come and gone.  Maybe it made sense then, but we are a radically different society now.  Whether they thought it was a good idea then, it is a terrible idea now

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