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I don't think that the Founding Fathers could possibly have anticipated that something like the internet would ever come to be. They were a bunch of uneducated rural rednecks who couldn't possibly understand the complexity of modern society. . So we need to do away with the first amendment because it allows right-wingers and Fox news to say mean things about President Obama.
She lives and works in the "good" part of Washington DC - the part where the politicians are. The part where you can't go a hundred yards without bumping into armed guards. . She assumes that "safety" is the normal state of things. . On the other side of Washington the only people who have guns are criminals. She doesn't go there.
I disagree, I think obama has been a boon to the gun community. Every time he opens his mouth gun and ammunition sales go through the roof. There are more guns in the US now than there have ever been but the homicide rate has been going down. This is not a coincidence. . As for repealing the 2nd amendment, there is already a process in place to do that, and it requires more than a majority: . 1. Propose An Amendment Either Congress or the States can propose an amendment ot the Constitution. • Both Houses of Congress must propose the amendment with a two-thirds vote. This is how all current amendments have been offered. • Two-thirds of the State legislatures must call on Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention. . 2. Ratify An Admendment Regardless of how the amendment is proposed, it must be ratified by the States. • Three-fourths of the State legislatures must approve of the amendment proposed by Congress, or • Three-fourths of the states must approve the amendment via ratifying conventions. This method has only been used once, to repeal Prohibition (21st Amendment). . Is there a timeline for ratification? The US Supreme Court has held that ratification must happen within "some reasonable time after the proposal." Since the 18th Amendment, Congress has set a term of seven years for ratification. . Only 33 amendments have received a two-thirds vote from both Houses of Congress. Of those, only 27 have been ratified by the States. Perhaps the most visible failure is the Equal Rights Amendment.
This is always the way. I once heard a State Senator in Massachusetts talking about the State house. He said that the parking lot was always filled with the cars of the Democrat State senators by 7:30am - they just couldn't wait to get in and start legislating. While the Republicans rolled in at 9:30 or 10am. . Democrats LOVE telling people what to do, while Republicans have the attitude of live and let live as long as somebody doesn't get them riled up. . We need to view liberalism as a snake with multiple heads. The only way to live a peaceful life is to kill the snake and cut off all its heads - otherwise it will keep coming back.
I think that Senator Hudak was right - SHE would not have needed a gun to prevent rape...
Sorry but you're wrong. Silverman IS funny - she's just politically naive. Here's one of her jokes: . I have a long neck, that's probably one of my best features. Out of many good features. But it's... . I've a very swan-like neck. . And my neck is actually six inches long, completely flaccid. . I am cheating. I'm measuring from the base of my balls. .
I have probably been to more countries than you and I was born in europe. Why don't you tell us where you are located so that we can explain to you where you have made your mistake?
I looked at the table that you posted the link too and there is an obvious problem - it shows TOTAL number of violent crimes - not PER CAPITA violent crimes. If you look at all the countries in the world in descending order by homicide rate per 100,000 people annually you will see that the US comes in at number 108 (of 210). If guns were the cause of violent crime you would expect the US to be number one not number 108. Almost every single one of the countries that rate higher on this list than the US have very strict gun control. The controlling factor is not the guns - it is the people.
Europe is not like the US demographically. Comparing the US to europe is comparing apples and oranges. If you only look at european countries you will notice that Russia has very strict gun control laws while Switzerland requires that every household maintain an assault rifle. But Switzerland has very low violent crime rates while Russia has very high violent crime rates. The difference is not the guns - it is the people. If you look at all the countries in the world in descending order by homicide rate per 100,000 people annually you will see that the US comes in at number 108 (of 210). If guns were the cause of violent crime you would expect the US to be number one not number 108.
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