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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

George1026 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:54 AM
Yes, and Britain established the right to keep and bear arms by law in the English Bill of Rights, which stood until 1996 when the Labour government ended that right and left British subjects defenseless.

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...