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The War Between the Amendments

USNbubblehead Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:55 AM
Been saying this for days; you right on the money. There can really only be one reason to go after 'military style' weapons, and that is to prevent citizens from rising up in the face of tyranny.

The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other.

Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution.

Many liberals believe there is...