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The War Between the Amendments

Kirk72 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 6:42 AM
Spot on Mr. Hanson. If we allow the destruction of one amendment, it allows for the others. The real issue here is to get the guns, nothing kills liberty like removing guns from the citizens hands.

The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other.

Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution.

Many liberals believe there is...