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Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle

Optimista Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:14 PM
The sad state of our union today is, that I don't believe that we could assemble the same caliber of American Patriots today in a large enough group to create a constitution like ours. It has become a dirty word to be called a patriot. It is not politically correct. What a shame, how far have we drifted from those magnificent man and patriotic times..
Selfmade707 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:42 PM
Not in our current government. That's why we need to hold on to the wisdom of our founders with everything we have.
Troglodite Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:39 PM
We could not again assemble such a group. The Framers of our Constitution were students of history who were willing to be guided by historical experience and to use the materials at hand, especially the British government model, which they adapted with great artistry to our needs. If we had a constitutional convention today, it would be filled with ignoramuses, ideologues, and idiots.
calhoun211 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 4:25 PM
Much like the government we have now.

You have to give progressives credit. They’re nothing if not thorough. When an opportunity to limit the Second Amendment presented itself in the Sandy Hook massacre, regardless how tasteless it was to exploit that opportunity, they went full bore toward their goal.

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced sweeping so-called “assault weapons” ban legislation this week that would place unprecedented restrictions on individuals’ rights to own, use, sell and even pass along already owned firearms to family members. But given where things stand now in the polls and political atmosphere, that legislation will go nowhere.

But the Constitution and the...