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      12-18-2012, 10:27 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by MteK View Post
That's your completely subjective interpretation of the 2nd amendment and clearly proven wrong by the fact that the original Assault Weapons ban was not overturned, but simply expired.

Even Justice Antonin Scalia agrees:

"So you think you know the 2nd amendment?

For more than a hundred years, the answer was clear, even if the words of the amendment itself were not. The text of the amendment is divided into two clauses and is, as a whole, ungrammatical: “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.” The courts had found that the first part, the “militia clause,” trumped the second part, the “bear arms” clause. In other words, according to the Supreme Court, and the lower courts as well, the amendment conferred on state militias a right to bear arms—but did not give individuals a right to own or carry a weapon.

Since then the law has taken a different interpretation. In any case the battle over gun control is not just one of individual votes in Congress, but of a continuing clash of ideas, backed by political power. In other words, the law of the Second Amendment is not settled; no law, not even the Constitution, ever is."

Many people just know the line, "the right to bear arms," and rally behind it on gun issues. The same people probably have no idea of the first part about militias, and the courts decision on the clause.

Originally Posted by MteK View Post
Because it's based on your interpretation of the 2nd amendment and not the prevailing interpretation of the SCOTUS.
and this

Originally Posted by MteK View Post
Getting a little sensitive there, are we? I'm not claiming any special privileges, just adding context to my response. And hopefully diffusing some of the typical "liberal pussy" bullshit that inevitably comes up when someone dosent agree with you.
including this


Well said. Sad that your logic and reasoning will fall on deaf ears and perhaps turn into internet flame war.

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