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The War Between the Amendments

art119 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 1:59 PM
Obama put on a grand show surrounding himself with "The Children" who supposedly on their own volition sat down and wrote to the President crying about not wanting to be killed and to "please do something, anything, about gun control". Well it's a load of carp if you ask me. Those kids were either forced or fooled into writing these phony letters. Of course everyone was upset at the slaughter in Newtown but going after law abiding gun owners and users is not and can not be the answer to this problem. The vast majority of mass shootings have been done by young men who have either had documented issues with their mental health or had displayed behavior that could be construed as having a mental health problem. The government wants your gun

The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other.

Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution.

Many liberals believe there is...