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    It's bothersome that the same folks who talk about defending themselves from an oppressive government will spout until they're blue in the face about how the Constitution is a perfect, un-alterable document and there is no greater form of government on the planet. Where's the confidence?

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    US constitution has been amended a few times. It's not quite as unalterable as the Bible or anything like that...

    But essentially it's written to address people's fears so that no single powerful entity could walk all over other folks who are less powerful...

    Right now, I don't have a fear of Trump becoming a dictator. However, if somebody Trump-like does become the dictator by altering or just ignoring the constitution, I'd be glad there are gazillion guns available in our society to fight that dick's government.

    Of course, the off chance of some dick taking over in the future vs having regular mass shootings at our schools? Some thing has to give here... founding fathers were wise, but surely they didn't intend for us to have regular school shootings. Our choices are not just between ban all guns or allowing us to own nuclear weapons. Both sides can come toward the fucking middle a little. Find a solution that can address everyone's fears. Especially our children's fears!

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    Georgia teacher now in custody after reports of shots fired at a school.

    Clearly, the only solution now is to arm the students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigeraid View Post
    It's bothersome that the same folks who talk about defending themselves from an oppressive government will spout until they're blue in the face about how the Constitution is a perfect, un-alterable document and there is no greater form of government on the planet. Where's the confidence?
    They know what the last word of "second amendment" means, right?

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    they should all get a quiz on what they think "well-regulated" refers to
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    We can probably have infinite interpretations of the 2nd amendment.

    https://www.npr.org/2013/01/07/16883...nterpretations

    From the above article, pertaining to dealing with a oppressive govt or even just for self protection, 2nd amend is like condom. "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."

    But of course when our kids are regularly using this 'condom' not only to have sex but to kill each other, maybe it's time to deny them such rights.

    To combat lone wolves, maybe they should have some kind of system for gun owners to vouch for each other? If you can't find 2 registered gun owning friends to vouch for you, you'll not be able to enjoy 2nd amendment rights. If the friend you personally vouched for commits a mass murder, then you lose your 2nd amendment rights or pay for all the damages caused! Cheap way of regulating this militia!

    Anyway, I do sense the wind is beginning to change. NRA is beginning to lose its grip. Thanks to those kids from Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    They know what the last word of "second amendment" means, right?
    Amendment, not commandment.

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    So that kid that claims CNN woudln't let him ask his own question, only what they wanted him to ask, and had emails to prove it? Yeah, his father admitted to altering the emails "unintentionally".

    You know, because when you forward a CNN email to Fox News, it's normal to "accidentally" take out out a phrase right in the middle of the text, that perfect changes the entire context of the email.

    And CNN's response was after the dad emailed a 700 page essay he wanted his son to read. They said only to stick to the questions they discussed, that the boy submitted, so everyone would get a chance to partake. The bolded part was the part taken out.


    Who's the fake news again?


    Also a Georgia lawmaker (forget what exactly he is, Senator, maybe) is basically trying to extort Delta by saying he'll take away any kind of tax relief if they don't go back on dropping NRA discounts.

    What a country we live in.

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    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/...icenewstwitter

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    It should be noted (as DICK's pointed out themselves) that they haven't sold them in stores since Sandy Hook. They've now expanded that to 35 Field and Stream stores (as compared to 610 DICK's in the US that already didn't sell assault style rifles). Everyone seems to be completely glossing over this.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they are re-affirming their stance, in addition to the added policy on age and magazines. But the dialogue seems to be completely missing this point.

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