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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

mlimbolimbo Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:03 AM
The premise is faulty. Shall not be infringed is the standard. In theory these things would not inhibit a persons right to keep and bear arms. In practice they would. Universal background checks would by necessity lead to registration. Registration is both intimidating and dangerous. Produce one example of national gun registration that did not lead to confiscation. Further, universal background checks would almost certainly hinder the transfer of arms between honest people. Imagine the fees and paperwork and the cost. I promise you that the anti-gun crowd is doing just that. Does anyone think that this is anything but an attempt to keep honest people from buying selling and giving firearms between friends and family?

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...