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Rumble on the Hill: Groups Square Off About How to End Gun Violence

nodeamass Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:03 AM
Stop exaggerating on the issue. The issue is about control, not confiscation. Most people are fine with gun ownership, it's about the power of the weapons that creates the issues.
activated Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:43 AM
..power of the weapons...i guess i better turn in my car, my chainsaw, my motorcycle, my access to gasoline, access to fertilizer, access to boxcutters(so i dont take over a airplane)...etc
GodsLaws Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:20 AM
He who can control a thing can destroy a thing. The phrase "...shall not be infringed..." is as clear and certain as it can be.

The Constitution is the law of the land. And until it is repealed my right to obtain, own, carry and use weapons for self-defense is guaranteed.

When the state seeks to infringe on that right it is in violation of the Constitution and so is in breach of contract -- nullifying its just and lawful authority.

And the power of the weapons I own must be sufficient to provide an overwheming deterrent against would-be tyrants.

Wednesday on Capitol Hill the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing about what America "should do to end gun violence." Pro-gun and and anti-gun advocates will testify before the committee. Witnesses include National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow and Attorney Gayle Trotter, Baltimore Police Chief James Johnson, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords Captain Mark Kelly and Denver University Professor David Kopel.

LaPierre released his opening statement to the committee Tuesday afternoon, calling on Congress to stop blaming gun owners for violence, will focus on promoting gun safety programs the...