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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

3129 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 6:36 PM
Assault weapons are fully automatic carbines firing high powered rifle ammunition less powerful than that of main battle rifles. They are controlled by the NFA even though the first one was created by Nazi Germany circa 1943. Viva la revolucion.

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...