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  • chris_genna2 chris_genna2 Jan 1, 2013 1:43 PM Flag

    No "right" is absolute

    That includes 2nd Amendment rights. Courts and Congress have limited every one of them over time.

    There are slander laws. There is the prohibition against yelling "fire" in a crowded theater.

    The freedom to assemble has been limited many times, not just during the antiwar demonstrations of the 1960s.

    Americans were prohibited from owning automatic firearms in the 30s (one reason Clyde Barrow was so famous was he got hold of BARs until they brought him the kind of penalty he richly deserved).

    Americans have even -- take note capitalists -- been prohibited from owning gold at one point in our history.

    Every "right" has limitations and the 2nd Amendment is one of those "rights" subject to limitations. It can't be abolished, but it MOST CERTAINLY can be limited. I hope to God it will be. For MY sake, in a world filled with looney tunes like Spart.

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    • With liberals and socialist around, no right is safe. There is a saying the the only rights you have are the ones you can defend. Take the "right to life" The very yound the old and the handicap are all at risk.

    • So which "rights" did you choose to uphold in your heroic Ghost Rider days CG?
      I used to have complete admiration for you in all you said you did, but gotta say, the last year or so has killed my admiration buzz and with this post of yours, I'm starting to feel embarrassed in ever feeling so.

      Thrown your gun down now and surrender already you fekin puzzy!

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      • I will have to try to carry on living, somehow, without your respect, dolt.

        Indeed, the respect of a man who will only give respect to those he agrees with isn't worth having in any case.

        I like to think that I defended not certain favorite rights -- you guys do that -- but our entire system of government, with its checks and balances, it defense of individuals against teabagger mob rule, it's respect for the equal protection of law and the equal say in government that our Constitution guarantees.

        And, oh yeah, you can have my .357 magnum, my 9mm, my .30-'06 Springfield, and my other guns when you come and take them. (If you only had the stones, I mean :-)

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