Government Problems
Jack H. Knowlan Sr.

The Two Faced NRA

Posted Sunday, July 1, 2012, at 8:22 PM


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  • So, since the internet and cheap printers didn't exist in 1789, you probably shouldn't be able to use this media to speak your mind, right? I mean, the technology wasn't even a hope in the future at that time, unlike repeating firearms which did exist, albeit in a much more primitive form. Going by that reasoning the AK47 is more likely to be protected by the Constitution than the internet.

    By the way, Operation Fast and Furious was never intended to track the firearms to the cartels. First, the leaders of the cartels don't get their hands dirty with personally shooting victims. Second, most of the firearms they have come from farther south or from deserters from both the police and the military (those guns were likely made in and sold by the US, but are never tracked because the Mexican government knows exactly where they came from). Third, the Mexican government wasn't made aware of the program and so weren't able to assist with the tracking, if that were even attempted.

    The problem here is the current administration, not the NRA, for trying to justify more infringement on one of our fundamental rights.

    -- Posted by ldsgeek on Mon, Jul 2, 2012, at 9:24 AM
  • Why can't you just stop? I mean, what is it about plain English that escapes you?

    "Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U. S. 844, 849 (1997) , and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27, 35--36 (2001) , the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding." - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER (No. 07-290) 478 F. 3d 370, affirmed.

    Stop with the crap. Accept your defeat and move on.

    -- Posted by BHirsh on Mon, Jul 2, 2012, at 2:26 PM