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Thread #116335   Message #2498892
Posted By: Big Mick
20-Nov-08 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
I am not trying to define away opinions. I am making the point, and you evade it at every opportunity, that no matter how many "feelings" you have, and no matter how logical you think your arguments sound, the fact is that the Constitution grants me a right, a right that has been responsibly exercised by the overwhelming majority of gun owners for the history of this country, and in order for you to change that right you have two options. One is to litigate on the meaning. That was tried and it was found that the right to keep and bear arms refers to a private right. The second option is to overturn the amendment using the process. That has been tried and failed miserably. It will continue to fail.

One of the reasons I am so strident on this issue is that I tire of seeing our party, and the middle class, suffering as a result of the Roves, Bushs, and their ilk using this as a wedge. We act as though private gun ownership is at the root of inner city and rural poverty, crime, ciolence and a poor education system. The facts are that spending so much time on an issue that, if you were successful, wouldn't affect those things in a positive way. In fact there is some pretty good evidence that it would have the opposite effect.

Got to go to practice,

Mick