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|Subject: Re: Tiananmen Square Activist On 2nd Amendment||Date: 1/23/2013 7:23 PM|
|Author: JoelCairo||Number: 667998 of 748995|
OK. Enough. The Second Amendment is not the protector against a tyrannical government. it just isn't. Never was.
No one has any right under any part of the Constitution to use arms to oppose some government law or policy on the basis that it constitutes tyranny. The Constitution gives no one the right to go to war against the government.
The Second Amendment is about facilitating national defense against external threats and internal rebellions through state-raised militias, thereby eliminating the need for a standing national army, which was viewed as expensive and a possible threat if created.
All the rest of this stuff is lazy thinking, self-gratifying, but not relevant in a Constitutional discussion, no matter how badly the speaker wants it to be otherwise.
Now. Time to batten down the hatches. Be warned, I am armed with an electric pen, mightier than the sword or an AK-47.
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