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Old 12-19-2012, 7:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Extra411 View Post
It's a good response, but I noticed that their general opinion of the bill of rights is that, "1A doesn't protect ALL speeches, thus 2A does not cover ALL guns (hints at "AW" here)", and we're back to OP's statement.
1A actually protects the vast majority of speech. The quintessential example of shouting "FIRE!" in a crowded theater was actually overturned by a later case (Brandenburg v. Ohio) which loosened the restrictions of speech to only inflammatory speech that is directed to inciting, and is likely to incite, imminent lawless action.

I would argue that the equivalent for firearms would be the already heavily restricted NFA items that are currently restricted. (Not that I necessarily agree with all the items that are NFA items should be restricted.)
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