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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

Tom in Delaware Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 5:01 AM
If the Police can have arms then so should the Citizenry.....just like the Police conducted a para-military operation against Christopher Dorner so should the citizens be able to conduct a para-military operation against a tyrannous government.....it's that simple. My gun is not for hunting - it is for shooting the agents of tyranny should my government one day fail. Governments 'fail' like they did with Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. Governments also 'fail' when they strip citizens of their protected liberties. The State of New York is a fine example.....with one set of rules for the Police and another for the Citizens. And for the smarmies out there-Yes-, if I lived in New York and they came to take my AR-15 I would rightly shoot them.

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...