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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

Jugjock Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:08 PM
- the highest level, that of the citizenry having in their possession sufficient and comparable weaponry to discourage politicians and their agents from unilateral confiscation of personal property (plunder) under the rule of law. It is not burglars and muggers that I fear now, it's my government. This is a sad situation, and one that I fear will not end well.

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...