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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

AngloRights Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:42 AM
No other material possession is guaranteed in the US Constitution... Nothing... The only MATERIAL POSSESSION guaranteed in the constitution is the right to own firearms. Not a firearm, not a hunting rifle, not a trap gun, not a target rifle, firearms, period. And, the guarantee is not singular in nature, it is in fact plural.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:23 PM
the right is to keep AND BEAR arms.
that means carrying them in public places for lawful purposes,such as self-defense.
It's a CIVIL right.

Back in my less sophisticated days (shocking as it may seem, I wasn’t always the mature, statesmanlike figure I am today), I sometimes resorted to silly arguments when debating gun control, such as, “does this mean you want to ban knives since they also can be used to kill people?”

Smarter opponents would scoff and accuse me of knocking down straw men, assuming a non-existent slippery slope, or engaging in reductio ad absurdum.

I wasn’t even sure what the last one meant, but I secretly felt chagrined because I also thought the...