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Old 03-16-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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The 2nd Amendment

Should we overturn it?
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The Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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What part of "shall not be infringed" are we missing?
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It should be kept in context.
It was written in the 1780s.
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the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
It is infringed everyday.

The NRA are just a bunch of wackos, are they delusional?

We can not bear large arms, rockets, bazookas, cannons, flame throwers, etc.
Gun control exists and is constitutional.
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I don't think just anybody should be allowed to buy an assault weapon or something other than a sporting weapon (like a hunting rifle or bow). We don't need to take them away completely, but there needs to be a much more rigorous screening/application process. Also, I support the idea that if you own a gun of any kind, you MUST keep it in a gun case that is "certified". This would prevent little kids from using their parent's guns to kill classmates. My dad has a bunch of guns and he just leaves them lying anywhere in the house. I wish he had a real case/closet for them b/c he's had them all stolen before.
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I have no problem with certain limits on gun ownership or purchase, but, as I've said before, I believe that law-abiding citizens should be able to own firearms for hunting, target shooting, or personal protection. (I have other issues with hunting not related to guns, though.)

Obviously no one needs to own an Uzi. Additionally, I had to take a test and meet certain requirements to have a driver's license; I would find similar requirements perfectly reasonable for gun ownership. But I would have a great big problem with repealing the 2nd amendment altogether.
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The 2nd ammendment was designed so that the citizens could keep the government in check. Well you can't own tanks, missiles, or even bulletproof vests so there is no way a militia will be able to defend itself against it's government.

It does not makes sense in todays society and is often one of the misused ammendments we have.

I'm not for total disarmament. Hunting rifles and a few handguns I would allow, everything else melt it down.
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What part of "shall not be infringed" are we missing?

what is a "well-regulated militia"?
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I don't think just anybody should be allowed to buy an assault weapon or something other than a sporting weapon (like a hunting rifle or bow). We don't need to take them away completely, but there needs to be a much more rigorous screening/application process. Also, I support the idea that if you own a gun of any kind, you MUST keep it in a gun case that is "certified". This would prevent little kids from using their parent's guns to kill classmates.
I can completely agree with this.

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My dad has a bunch of guns and he just leaves them lying anywhere in the house. I wish he had a real case/closet for them b/c he's had them all stolen before.
...ooh, boy...that's not good.

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I say keep the Second Amendment and I hope liberals hoard a bunch of AK-47s.

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what is a "well-regulated militia"?
well armed
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I say keep the Second Amendment and I hope liberals hoard a bunch of AK-47s.

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The 2nd ammendment was designed so that the citizens could keep the government in check
I guess there may be something to this.

God help us if we have to protect us decent folk from the right-wing christian? fanatics.
It seems they are getting more dangerous as time goes by.
Will we have to fight to keep America free?
God Bless America
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Here are a few questions I have...

Does gun control interfere with the 2nd amendment?

Are assault weapons protected by the 2nd amendment, or should they be restricted?

Is the time of the 2nd amendment relevant, where they primarily had bigger, more visable firearms?

Should citizens have the right to carry a firearm in public?
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Does gun control interfere with the 2nd amendment?
Most would say so.

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Are assault weapons protected by the 2nd amendment, or should they be restricted?
They are now. But no one should own a assault rifle.

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Is the time of the 2nd amendment relevant, where they primarily had bigger, more visable firearms?
I don't think it has anything to do with bigger more visable arms, but yes the time is relevant.

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Should citizens have the right to carry a firearm in public?
No.
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Does gun control interfere with the 2nd amendment?
Possibly

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Are assault weapons protected by the 2nd amendment, or should they be restricted?
What is an "assult weapon"? Fully automatic? Scary looking?

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Is the time of the 2nd amendment relevant, where they primarily had bigger, more visable firearms?
Not necessarily. People had handguns and rifles back then as well.

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Should citizens have the right to carry a firearm in public?
They already do, if you get the right permit.
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Re: The 2nd Amendment

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Should we overturn it?
Revise it?

What do you think?

The Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I'd say overturn it, but that is politically impossible in the United States. In my opinion, unless your in the military, police force, or other law enforcement, I don't think you should be allowed to own a firearm.

Today, the ownership of firearms by private citizens does not give them the capability that the second amendent envisioned in the 1700s. Because of that fact, and the fact that the US military/law enforcement takes care of the "security needs" that are the stated reason for the amendment, it should now be overturned.
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