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Youth Baseball Team Raffling AR-15 Rifle

Whoknows Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:41 AM
What is so difficult about "Shall not be infringed" to understand. To me that means nobody not even the Supreme Court has the right to take away our right to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government.
Zgrateful Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:49 AM
Did you not read "The Evil behind obama by Saul Alinsky?":
Do you not remember hitler, he couldn't do it either.
jgonzalez256 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:26 AM
Good, and when you have a tyrranical government, let's talk. And if you even try to make the argument that this government is tyrranical, it will only demonstrate your ignorance of live outside the United States. You have no idea how good you have it.
bigdog_137 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:37 AM
not really relevant, rant-boy. The Constitution is clear.
vietnamvet Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:48 AM
But, we have an idea of how bad it can be, and our 2nd Amendment gives us the ability to restrain government.

When and how did you lose that ability?
jgonzalez256 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:54 AM
Heh you call three sentences a rant? And how is owning a few firearms going to protect you from a government with tanks, missles, planes, and ships? The whole "tyrranical government" argument disappeared with the increasing strength of the US military - who, by the way, is the well regulated militia that did not exist at the time the 2nd amendment was written.
bigdog_137 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:02 AM
yes, a rant. Apparently, you have never been to Iraq or Afghanistan. Such arguments haven't disappeared-a small group of dedicated men can do much damage-what you have is a failure of imagination. The militia existed prior to the founding of the republic. It's clear you don't know what you're talking about.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:11 PM
jgonzalez256 is over his head. Do you think all of the military will blindly follow orders when ordered to attack their fellow citizens? Keep in mind, the majority of kids who go into the military are conservatives who love the right to keep and bear arms. They also took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, which includes protection for the right of The People to keep and bear arms. You can't randomly bomb neighborhoods where you suspect "rogue gunowners" are hiding without alienating the rest of the people who suffer from the collateral damage. Have you served in the military jgonzalez256?
Alex_P Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:15 PM
jgonzalez256 Wrote:
"You have no idea how good you have it" ... so far.

But Obama and his ilk are working on it. He did promise to "fundamentally transform America", didn't he? So what is a fundamentally transformed free society, huh? Puzzle me this, Batman!
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:34 PM
Why wait until the government becomes tyrannical to protect our right to keep and bear arms. 99.8 of gun owners never use any of their guns for criminal purposes. Why would you try to disarm them?
Auspex Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 4:41 PM
Exactly, if you wait until the government becomes tyranical, then you already missed the boat and they took your weapons already. Having citizens with guns makes the government think twice before acting like a tyrant. Why else do you think they are trying to take our guns away, when empirical evidence suggests that armed communities are safer than gun-free ones.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 5:00 PM
Gonzales, think. If we wait until the government becomes tyrannical, we won't be able to arm ourselves. You do understand that, don't you? I didn't think so.

A youth baseball league in central Illinois is in desperate need of cash – so they’ve decided to auction off an AR-15 assault rifle.

Last year the Atwood-Hammond baseball league tried to raffle off half a hog. But they only raised $10 – and barely had enough to pay the local butcher.

So this year a local gun shop provided the league with a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator Two – and the response has been massive.

“My phone has been ringing off the hook,” said Charidy Bucher, co-owner of the Atwood Armory shop. “The response has been tremendous.”

Bucher told...