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RSava Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 7:46 AM
Novus spouted - " I've seen people say they would open fire on government officials trying to seize firearms. " That is exactly what the 2nd Amendment is for. Do you understand how to read the clause? On first pass it was supposed to read: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." It was changed to read: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Note the removal of two commas, changing the meaning to what amounts to "We recognize the government needs an army to keep us free from the tyrannical rule of outside governments ....
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 8:06 AM
the Second Amendment of the Constitution is NOT ABOUT hunting or sporting.
it's about the people retaining the ability to "alter or to abolish" a government gone bad,as written in the Declaration of Independence.
the Founders had just overthrown their own incumbent government (Britain) by FORCE OF ARMS,and recognized that it might have to be done again in the future,thus the inclusion of the 2nd Amendment protecting the People's right to keep and bear arms.
The American Revolution BEGAN when the Brits moved to confiscate arms at Concord.
the people (in militia) responded with privately owned arms.
RSava Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 7:49 AM
"..... but the citizens need the right to bear arms to keep themselves free from the tyrannical rule of it's own government."

Everyone would do well to read "The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms".

Jules65 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 8:27 AM
That's my take on the Second Amendment. And this prez will push for gun seizure during his next reign. As he and his minions have done, quietly, for the last four years. The perps being dissuaded from their continued killing does not fit the agenda, so the LSM does not report those instances where an armed citizen stops the carnage.

In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre.

Luckily, some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale, conducted a massive study of multiple victim public shootings in the United States between 1977 and 1995 to see how various legal changes affected their frequency and death toll.

Landes and Lott examined many of the very policies being proposed...

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