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Reporter/camera man murdered.
RE: Reporter/camera man murdered.
(August 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm)Parkers Tan Wrote: It's any not peg I hang my argument on, for a number of reasons -- but the fact, people can and do use guns defensively.

Yeah, I wonder how many of those are defending against other people with guns...
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RE: Reporter/camera man murdered.
(August 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm)Parkers Tan Wrote:
(August 28, 2015 at 10:07 am)Rhythm Wrote: We can amend, we cannot remove - as your quote explains very specifically.  The practical effect of that amendment may be equal to removing something, when it is, we say that the amendment has "repealed" something. We can certainly come up with an amendment which has the practical effect of removing a right, but we cannot simply remove it - we can't just erase it from the document.  We can't say "fuck your 2nd amendment", which is what was proposed.

The Second Amendment can certainly be repealed, just as Prohibition was in 1933.

It sure could - in theory. Just about any American realizes it absolutely would not happen today. I have a hard seeing it happen in the foreseeable future. The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. An Amendment to screw with that will always be highly controversial - and controversial amendments don't pass because the bar is set so high.

As I said up-post, this is a cultural thing. The only realistic way to get rid of guns here is to make them go out of fashion, so to speak. If the culture shifts enough so that most people frown on gun ownership, if a stigma becomes attached to gun ownership then you'll see them gradually fade away. I can't imagine legislating them away ever happening here.

I love Naps idea about a forced buy-back. Civil War part II.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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