The right to bear arms, does it still make sense in today's world?
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I agree with you. I don't think it's going to happen any time soon. However, I want to know why (or why not) do American's think that the 2nd amendment still make sense.
People have a natural right to the means of self-defense. In metropolitan areas, that is usually seen as dependence on the police. In less densely populated areas, it's having those means yourself. The 2nd forbids federal interference with the last.
Anishpat, Also if you make guns illegal, then make knives illegal or any object that might be able to kill someone. Your argument that we need to reverse the 2nd can be a never ending argument. People will always find a way around it.
Very well put. Great example.
Every time I see the photograph of the gunman, I look at a kid like the ones that I used to teach and wonder if a teacher did not do their duty in the best interest of such a kid. Did the parents really understand their child? It is heart breaking,
Can't have a dictatorship with the Bill of Rights in place.
All evil needs to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing...it is our Republic...We the People...stand and fight at the ballot box and by raising the issues within your realm of influence.
Another thanks to you Peeples for pointing out more succinctly what I didn't :) This world is not a peace-filled place and there are times when deadly force is required just to survive.
Right on, LoneStar!!!
Can a fire arm defend one against a government that is really motivated to get you if it wants to? I could be wrong but I see a huge mismatch of power right there. Should one also have a right to make a bomb?
I don't have an answer. The reason for the second amendment was so the people can defend themselves against the government. there was never a government that didn't do harm to their people.
A tired argument from a bygone era that never really was. It is possible that some people in the past were just as misguided as some people today are. We will keep spouting these same old lines to avoid the thinking of new answers.
Well if you are to get rid of the second amendment it should also apply for government agents and police force.. Any laws the people must follow the government should follow also.
You mean to say the Californication of Colorado is only skin deep?
I think there are pockets here and there in every place. But some voices are louder than others. Colorado is also a military garrison state: NORAD, NORTHCOM, US Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, and three air force bases, Lockheed...
Your remarks would make one believe that you think the citizens of Colorado, and Aurora specifically, are part of the problem...A monster, who decides to kill innocent people is not an indicator of a community as a whole.
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