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Obama's Disarm the Victim Movement

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:43 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: Jan 15, 2013 1:43 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.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:43 PM
In US v Miller,SCOTUS asked if a short-barreled shotgun was a weapon that a militia would commonly use,implying that arms protected by the 2nd Amendment had to be arms a militia would use. AR-15's,M-16's and AK-47s would be ordinary militia arms,and "hi-capacity magazines" also would be protected.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:50 PM
I don't recall their decision but I know from talking to U.S. Army people that they do use short barreled shotguns with very high capacity magazines especially in jungle fighting.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 6:02 PM
US v Miller was left undecided;
the case was sent back to a lower court (to decide if the short-barreled shotgun was part of military arms)but one defendant died,and the other could not be found. So the appeal was dropped,and the unconstitutional law stayed on the books.
rwright Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 7:49 PM
I agree-lets have an AK 47 in every home.
So now we’re learning that Barack Obama wants to make the sale of high capacity magazines illegal. How nice. Nice --- and easy to expose as completely absurd.

Let’s just use one occurrence to address the dream shared by Dear Ruler and liberals of eliminating these high-capacity magazines in rifles and handguns.

To show the absurdity of this idea, let’s just go back to Loganville, Georgia 11 days ago. Melinda Herman was at home with her two children in this suburban neighborhood. Her husband was at work. Suddenly someone was ringing her doorbell. She was expecting nobody. The...

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