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The War Between the Amendments

USNbubblehead Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:06 PM
"banning semi-auto AR-15s and AK's and 'hi-cap" magazines infringes on the ability of the citizens to form militias. " And it has been my opinion that that is precisely the idea. AR-15's are not used in very many murders, are they?

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...