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Why I Support the Second Amendment -- and Democrats Should Too

"The right to bear arms is a unique ..." The right to bear arms is not unique to the US. The right to bear arms is inherent to all humanity. The US is one of the few countries that recognize rather than infringe upon this right.
Myer2 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 10:03 AM
this is simply not true. The right to bear arms is unique to our country based on the concept of a "well regulated militia" I realize you hate "regulation" but thats the wording of the constitution and its not an accident. Gun ownership is not a "natural right" its a "legal right" It is not an unalienable right like freedom of religion or speech.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 11:03 AM
Myer2 you are wrong as usual. The right to bear arms is not unique to this country. Switzerland requires all to own a weapon. Israel, and most Arab countries allow gun ownership.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 11:20 AM
Rights do not come from the government.

If they did then there would have been nothing wrong about slavery, apartheid, or genocide.

PS -- Languages change over time. In the language of the day, "well-regulated" meant both well-drilled and well-equipped.

As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners. As a concealed weapons permit holder, I value the freedom to exercise my Second Amendment right as protected by the Constitution and in accordance with gun laws designed to promote safe, responsible use. The right to bear arms is a unique and fundamental aspect of American liberty because, when exercised responsibly and in accordance with the laws in place, it makes our families and our property safer.

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