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Can You Imagine King George III Telling Our Nation’s Founders They Couldn’t Have Muskets?

sweinstein Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 3:17 AM
You seem to equate "musket" with "rapid fire assault weapon."
gary28 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 8:18 AM
Wrong......We equate our second amendment rights period!!!!!!!!!!!
gary28 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 8:18 AM
Wrong......We equate our second amendment rights period!!!!!!!!!!!
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 4:07 AM
semi-auto,magazine-fed rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47 are today's modern MILITIA weapons,and thus should be the most protected of firearms under the Second Amendment.

Militiamen were expected to appear for muster bearing arms and ammo similar to and compatible with what the Regular military had in use AT THAT TIME.
Since we "compromised" and restricted ownership of full-auto,true assault rifles,that leaves the semi-auto versions for civilian militia use.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 4:07 AM
In US v Miller,SCOTUS asked if a short-barreled shotgun was a weapon that a militia would commonly use,implying that arms protected by the 2nd Amendment had to be arms a militia would use. AR-15's,M-16's and AK-47s would be ordinary militia arms,and "hi-capacity magazines" also would be protected.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 4:08 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.
Larry in Texas Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 7:47 AM
@ JayeWye -
Your points and historical facts are excellent, but leftists do not operate rationally or want to face facts. They are being led by communist proponents of "Rules for Radicaks." You and I know this. The DNC (Left) propaganda front machine - the MSM - will never address, report, expose or acknowledge this. So, we have TH, Fox and a limited number of other conservative, RATIONAL outlets to spread the truth.
Keep on, keep the faith. Do not tread on us. Right!

Don’t you love how the Left and their step-n-fetch media mavens are trying to make law-abiding gun owners the bad guys? You don’t? Yeah, me neither.

From Hollywood’s heavily armed guarded elite to the radical, anti-gun commie rag Journal News, peaceful and upright average Joes are being isolated and concentrated on as the bane of America’s existence just because we righteously and lawfully keep and bear arms.

Hollywood has even cobbled together a little tsk-tsk black and white video demanding our government do something about gun violence. That would be the very gun violence they have glamorized on the big screen...