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Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle

goldilocks Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:39 PM
The 2nd Amendment was an Anti-federalist idea. The Federalists opposed the Bill of Rights. The Federalists became Whigs who became Republicans.
pigkiller Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 3:17 PM
Actually, the bill of rights was an Anti-Federalist idea. The Federalists opposed changing the document that had been put together fearing another long and drawn out affair would put the country in danger of blowing apart into thirteen countries, or some combination of thereof. This would put us in danger of being re-subjugated from without. They were not against the bill of rights as such. The Federalists felt that the existing document was protection enough. What you see now is the compromise (constitution and first ten amendments) that came to pass.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 4:01 PM
p, yes , the BOR was an anti-fed idea.
Mitchell73 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:54 PM
Thanks for the irrelevant history lesson. Republicans today are not pro Federalist ... although badly executed, Republicans of all stripes oppose the increasing governmental intrusion into the lives of INDIVIDUALS.

Get it?
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 4:00 PM
M, you are welcome.

Republicans today are Jeffersonian Anti-federalists.

You have to give progressives credit. They’re nothing if not thorough. When an opportunity to limit the Second Amendment presented itself in the Sandy Hook massacre, regardless how tasteless it was to exploit that opportunity, they went full bore toward their goal.

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced sweeping so-called “assault weapons” ban legislation this week that would place unprecedented restrictions on individuals’ rights to own, use, sell and even pass along already owned firearms to family members. But given where things stand now in the polls and political atmosphere, that legislation will go nowhere.

But the Constitution and the...