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David Gregory Mocks NRA Leader for Proposing Armed Guards in Schools But Sends His Kids to a School with 11 Armed Guards

AmyDB Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:45 AM
Nodi said... Yes, they had a right to defend themselves, but the 2nd amendment is the result of rebellions like Shays(1786) and the Whiskey(1791) , after which Washington felt that in the absence of a standing army, state militias would provide for 'domestic tranquility'. The founding fathers did not want rebellions and the 2nd amendment was one way for them to insure for domestic tranquility. It was not for the purpose of allowing citizens to arm themselves as individuals for any reasons they wanted. _______________ While you may be correct on the 2nd being a response to Shays there's no way it was a response to the Whiskey rebellion since Madison wrote it in 1789 & it was ratified in 1791.
justme16 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 6:41 AM
Look at where the COMMA is placed. These are connected clauses, the first clause is what makes the second neccessary. This is a government of WE THE PEOPLE...so it is imperative that WE the people are armed. This in the event that the "well armed militia" at the control of the government gets out of hand. CHECK AND BALANCE.
AmyDB Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:52 AM
BTW Nodi it doesn't much matter anymore......

SCOTUS has said that the 2nd Amendment does cover the personal right to own firearms....
Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, was matter-of-fact in his conclusion: "In Heller, we held that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense. Unless considerations of stare decisis counsel otherwise, a provision of the Bill of Rights that protects a right that is fundamental from an American perspective applies equally to the Federal Government and the States."
In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he wished the principal had a gun to prevent the carnage from taking place. NRA leader Wayne LaPierre agreed with the idea of having armed guards in our schools, saying that, “It’s the one thing we can do immediately that can make our children more safe.” NBC’s David Gregory mocked LaPierre’s proposal, however, which brings to light (yet again) the