"Every man, woman, and responsible child has an unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon -- rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything -- any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission."
- L. Neil Smith - The Atlanta Declaration - Nov. 1987
Freedom would be nice, wouldn't it?
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Quote of the day - It's called freedom
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But freedom is soscary!
"Freedom would be nice, wouldn't it?"
Maybe we should try it sometime.
Oh, if the Founders had made THAT the Second Amendment....
As Jeff Cooper pointed out, a rifle is an offensive weapon. I agree in principle with your formulation of the Second Amendment, but as a practical matter, I can see why we'd limit carry to concealed weapons--handguns, generally, and sawed-off shotguns, etc.
Greg said: "I agree in principle with your formulation of the Second Amendment, but as a practical matter, I can see why we'd limit carry to concealed weapons--handguns, generally, and sawed-off shotguns, etc."
No, you don't agree with the Second Amendment, as written or as intended. As is stated here and here, the intention and wording clearly indicate no restrictions on any ownership and carry of arms. None. And if you start allowing any 'these but not those', sooner or later they will all become 'those'.
Freedom -- scary to those who fear their reflection in the mirror, and expect everyone is as unstable as they are. But freedom, not 'safety' or 'security' was the basis for this country. There are plenty of other choices if someone wants those more than freedom.
Who cares if rifles are "offensive weapons" or not? That doesn't change the fact that freedom would involve the right to keep and bear them as well as handguns.
And I sure as hell have the right to carry openly. CCW sucks when it's 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity.
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