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The War Between the Amendments

pepnm Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:05 AM
There's a 95% chance the shooter in Conn. learned the ''how to do it'' from Hollywood movies. Did Adolf Obama mention Hollywood?

The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other.

Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution.

Many liberals believe there is...