Posted by mseidner on March 14, 2005 at 13:36:04:
In Reply to: Re: Right of Militias to bear Arms posted by Tonytitan on March 14, 2005 at 12:20:22:
"NRA is the single most powerfull lobbying presence"
The NRA is an example of a "special interest", they are what really runs the country, not the citizens who vote. Voters merely ratify the decisions that special interests and their proxies create.
According to the Supreme Court, the second amendment doesn't apply to the "private" ownership of firearms, if these laws are god-given, then how can the federal government take them away, for example if a citizen commits a felony.
Firearm ownership by the masses is not the exclusive way to ensure freedom, witness Ghandi's revolution in India. In America there's a firearm for every adult man, that's quite a few, yet can you look me in the eye, and tell me that America is a "free" country?
mark seidner sevastopol, ukraine
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