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Liberals Panic As They Lose the Gun Narrative

NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 4:15 PM
It is a qualifier. Why would the Framers put that clause first in the Amendment were it not meant to qualify those following? The Amendment could have simply read like the first: "Congress shall make no law infringing the right of the people to bear arms." Yet it doesn't. How can you say there is no significance there? This was not a hastily-drafted document.
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:38 AM
the framers of the constitution and bill of rights could not have imagined the incredible stupidity of today's liberals, nor could they have imagined a media that is 98% in favor of that astonishing stupidity.
Wooster Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:40 PM

If what you are saying was anywhere near the truth, the amendment would read "the right of the states", not "the right of the people". The framers weren't that muddle-minded that they didn't know what "the right of the people" means.

Give it up already. Nobody's buying it.
Frank391 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:33 AM
Because they were smarter than you are. The lead-in sets the stage for why they are acknowledging this right. That's all. But to gun grabbing liberals such as yourself you just can't get over the fact that us gun owners don't need the government.
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 1:58 AM
the framers of our constitution were very clever, but they could not imagine a government whose first duty is to take from the productive, and give to the loafers. a government that prosecutes the law abiding for every nit picking detail in a legal code that you couldnt haul away in a connestoga, yet ignores our laws and imports anti-american foreigners to replace its legal citizens could a government that starts ill-considered wars of choice, then is more concerned for the safety of the enemy than for our our own, while it intentionally loses the war? they did, however, predict that the people need protection from the government. they expected that we would have deposed our current government long before it became this tyrannical.
jlayer Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:55 AM
Contemporaneous to the framers, the term "militia" referred to "all of the people." So it was less a qualifier and more a clarifier affirming "the right of the people" statement which follows. The framers could not have predicted that we would change the meaning of the word militia.
When you argue for a living, you can tell how an argument is going for you. The evidence and my gut both tell me that the liberals have lost control of the gun control narrative.

Not for lack of trying – it was almost as if they were poised to leap into action across the political, media and cultural spectrum the second the next semi-human creep shot up another “gun free zone.” This was their big opening to shift the debate and now it’s closing. They’ve lost, and they are going nuts.

The evidence is all around that...