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The Truth About Guns

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:39 PM
The Lefts argument that the right to keep and bears arms was only in order to maintain a well regulated militia and since we now have that in other forms such as the National Guard ordinary people do not that right is specious. The 2nd Amendment does not say 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed unless and until some other form of well regulated militia may be constructed. It specifically dictates that the well regulated militia be insured by the peoples right to keep and bear arms.
Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 5:11 PM
the National Guard is not a militia;it is a Reserve component of the regular military. Plus,the US Military OWNS all the weapons of the NG.

what sort of "militia" doesn't own it's arms?
what good is a "militia" where the government controls it's arms?
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:41 PM
If anything, the case could be made that assigning the National Guard as the well regulated militia is unconstitutional as that is not the way the Constitution dictates that a well regulated militia be maintained. Of course it is a silly argument and so the Right will not make it but it makes more Constitutional sense than does the Lefts view that the existence of the National Guard negates the people right to keep and bear arms.
LtScrounge Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:27 PM
In fact it was either George Washington or Thomas Jefferson who said that the main reason for the people to retain their weapons was to allow them the ability to protect themselves against those who would impose tyranny upon them, including their own government. That doesn't sound like they intended for the government to be the only one with access to firearms does it?
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 4:42 PM
BTW...judging from your 'handle'...are you a Marine?
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 4:49 PM
LT...here you go.

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

Thomas Jefferson

The tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, has led to a lot of unfortunate misinformation about firearms. Let's try to add some facts to the justified emotion.

Are Some Guns More Dangerous than Others? The shooter in Aurora had three firearms when he entered the theater: a pump action shotgun, a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic handgun.

In a closed, crowded setting like a movie theater, the shotgun was probably the most lethal of the three. Every shotgun shell can spray a half-dozen or more pellets, each capable of killing or maiming a person. Twelve-gauge shotguns often fire five shells, and...