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Old 01-11-2013, 5:53 PM
htjyang htjyang is offline
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This is a case of Alan Gura preaching to the converted. While many (though probably not all) gun owners consider gun ownership to be a civil rights issue, it should be obvious to everyone that the Democratic Party, the press, and a large section of the public do not. Or they think that if it is a civil right, it should be curtailed. The NRA was right to conclude that the fear-mongering being stirred up by the Democratic Party and the press ("For the children!!!") must be dealt with head on, hence their proposal for armed guards in schools. One should never underestimate most people's sense of practicality and lack of regard for the constitution. A constitutional or first principles argument is not going to persuade anybody in the grip of "For the children!!!"
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