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Subject:  Re: Here's why Libs don't get it Date:  1/11/2013  9:18 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  665758 of 736541

The 2nd Amendment could be repealed. The whole thing could be repealed. Unlikely, of course, but certainly not impossible.

In the ratification debates for the US Constitution, the two major sides were:

The anti-Federalists: the Constitution gives too much power to the central government, but we might be willing to tolerate it if there's a Bill of Rights attached.

The Federalists: the Constitution does NOT give too much power to the central government, and in particular it does not give that government any power to violate the rights that you clowns are demanding be protected in a Bill of Rights. But we can go along with this utterly pointless Bill of Rights if that's what it takes to get the Constitution ratified.

The legislative history of the Constitution says that in the absence of the 2nd Amendment, the national government has no authority or power to restrict private possession of weapons.

In fact, it definitely has the power and arguably has an obligation to encourage private possession of weapons, and to require state/local governments to provide training in their safe use and storage.
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