Last edited by Iolo; Feb 28 2012 at 08:15 AM.
In my opinion, we should be lowering our tax burden by not enforcing purely religious laws with our secular tax dollars.
The collective (militia) right argument is dead. Even if it wasn't, current law notes the existence of the militia which is the entire body of able bodied folk capable of bearing arms, and Heller recognized the right a fundamental.
Your argument would have been wrong 5 years ago and today has simply been overtaken by legal events.
The “militia” comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defenseWe start therefore with a strong presumption that the Second Amendment right is exercised individually and belongs to all AmericansPutting all of these textual elements together, we find that they guarantee the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontationDistrict v Heller 26 June 2008Held: 1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a
firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for
traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
The opinion went on to call the right 'fundamental'...
On the issue of confronting government, have we not seen a year or so of normal folk confronting despots around the world. It would have been a lot easier for their success if they had owned their own arms. You also assume the military would without comment agree to assault on a large scale citizens. While it is true that government can use force to violate an individuals rights, the more widespread that use the more resistance from the military one will find.
What is really scary is 6% of Americans dont beleive in the Moon landing. It jumped to 20% after Fox did the documentary in Feb 2001.
A change of American opinion of 14% from a fictional Fox TV show which I vagely remember watching as a joke.
Yep, lots of simple minds out there.
I'm preparing for the end of civilization by going into as much debt as I possibly can!
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