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Obama: I Will Use Every Power of My Office to Push Gun Control

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 2:16 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.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 2:16 PM
semi-auto,magazine-fed rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47 are today's modern MILITIA weapons,and thus should be the most protected of firearms under the Second Amendment.

Militiamen were expected to appear for muster bearing arms and ammo similar to and compatible with what the Regular military had in use AT THAT TIME.
Since we "compromised" and restricted ownership of full-auto,true assault rifles,that leaves the semi-auto versions for civilian militia use.

President Obama just wrapped up his press conference with Vice President Joe Biden announcing a new gun control task force. Obama said although "no law will prevent every senseless act," the country cannot sit back and do nothing in the wake of the tragedy in Sandy Hook last week. The President said he will be taking gun control proposals collected by Biden until January. In the new Congress, he vowed to use all the powers of his office to put chosen proposals into place. Obama said he needed the help of Congress on this issue, but rumors in Washington point...