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No, sorry chum. My fellow countrymen had no damn intention of siezing all the guns. Not then, not now.At the time the constitution was written the freshly born USA, like most countries, had no real standing army, nor any form of civilian law enforcement force. That role was fulfilled by state militias, whose job it was to both respond to threats from foreign powers in time of war, and to also keep the peace and act as law enforcement backup in times of peace. State militias also protected the interests of the state against the militias of other states. Hence the preamble part of the 2nd A....."A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state".Any honest reading of the 2nd in its entirety shows that the "militias" it talks about are the US military, the National and State Guards, and the Police.Unfortunately, what the wise men who wrote it in 18thC legalese didnt anticipate was modern America's inability to adapt the wording of the Amendments to the Constitution to fit changing times, despite the clue being the fact they are called "Amendments", or more to the point a time when the US could afford and maintain both a standing army and a civilian law enforcement force.
You're just another bigot using religion as an excuse for denying people their rights under the law. Jesus NEVER condemned homosexuality. He DID condemn divorce. So why aren't you - supposedly a follower of the teachings of Christ - working to outlaw divorce? Why are you going all the way back to the OLD Testament, to a set of laws that were NEVER applied to Christians? Those laws in Leviticus weren't even given to apply to all Jews - they applied only to one obscure, now extinct sect of Judaism. You're not a Christian, your a bigot. Just like the bigots who used the Bible to justify outlawing interracial marriage. Just like the bigots who used the Bible to justify racial segregation before them. Just like the bigots who used the Bible to justify slavery.
The media is a greedy, bottom line, right wing shill. The Fourth Estate is no longer doing the work of the American people.
Good for him'' I applaud him for his stand against the few who love to flaunt their sin in the faces of innocent children... you get an up vote so that shows are country is going father and farther into a cesspool of who know the size of it.
That dead eyed god botherer is getting on my last nerve.