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Why the 2nd Amendment

saustin Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:01 PM
4. The slippery slope argument here is a fallacy. Saying adopting a policy of banning assult weapons that shoot 100's of rounds will not lead to a series of other policies banning handguns 5. The hyperbolic hysteria used as examples 6. And finally (not) ... argumentum ad hominem, attacking my character instead of the issue
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants.

Alexander Hamilton: "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed," adding later, "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is...