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Ten Key Quotes From President Obama's State of the Union Address

qque Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:16 AM
He went on to claim that “The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities – they deserve a simple vote.” When will people learn that “shall not be infringed” means that no one can simply vote to deny law-abiding citizens their right to keep and bear arms?
LearningCommunity Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:19 AM
I promise to learn about "shall not be infringed" as soon as the TP/GOP learns about "a well regulated militia being necessary for a FREE STATE (emphasis mine).
Drifter33 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:23 AM
More ramblings from the disorganized mind. Your post makes no sense, but then is YOUR post (emphasis mine).
LearningCommunity Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:27 AM
Excellent. I like that you understood the (emphasis mine).
mrz80 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:46 AM
And if you read the publications and correspondence of the men responsible for crafting that Amendment, "well regulated" means proficient in the use of their arms, able to maintain them in good repair, etc., and that "militia" (and this one continues to be confirmed by the Supremes) means the entire adult population capable of operating the arms they're never to be denied the right to carry. Oh, yeah, and "arms" was meant to signify (and this also has been reinforced by Supreme Court decisions) what is in common current military use. Oh yes, and "free state" can be read as "a state (political unit) that is free" and it can also be read as "people in the state, status or condition of being free" - you know, citizens rather than subjects?
SteveL2 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 9:41 AM
The Supreme Court already ruled in the Heller case that the right to bear arms is NOT contingent on well-regulated militias. American citizens have a right to bear arms. Period.

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