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Why the 2nd Amendment

jthepimpernel Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:51 AM
Mr. Lewis objects to the 2nd Amendment because Eric Holder's people consider crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.
gary395 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:10 AM
i wonder, when the drug cartels & the al-Qaida received the 2,000 assault weapons, did the ATF place a Criminal Background Check upon these gangsters, did the ATF tell these outlaws that they would have to show an ID & a photo, before they be able to receive the 2,000 deadly assault weapons.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants.

Alexander Hamilton: "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed," adding later, "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is...