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Come Let Us Reason Together, or: A matter of Public Health

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:51 AM
"Who needs those military-style assault weapons flooding the market? And those banana clips full of ammo. Why? To go squirrel hunting?" So far as I know, no free people have ever been enslaved by squirrels. Military-style assault weapons were created for defense against the most dangerous animals this world has ever produced -- Socialists. 150 million dead and counting. Billions enslaved. All in the name of "Social Justice". Assault weapons also work well on less dangerous animals like Islamic Fascists, zombies, and even the occasional burglar or rapist. For defense against squirrels, I'd just use a shotgun.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 6:54 PM
the Second Amendment of the Constitution is NOT ABOUT hunting or sporting.
it's about the people retaining the ability to "alter or to abolish" a government gone bad,as written in the Declaration of Independence.
the Founders had just overthrown their own incumbent government (Britain) by FORCE OF ARMS,and recognized that it might have to be done again in the future,thus the inclusion of the 2nd Amendment protecting the People's right to keep and bear arms.
The American Revolution BEGAN when the Brits moved to confiscate arms at Concord.
the people (in militia) responded with privately owned arms.

"What is there to say?" That's the question editorial writers all over the country were asking themselves after what happened at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. It's no longer necessary to specify where Newtown is, or just what happened there. It has become one of those places that has become indelible in the nation's memory. Unfortunately.

All those children. And the teachers who were killed trying to protect them. There were no words. Words would have been a kind of sacrilege. So here at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette we just ran an empty box in the editorial column in memoriam.