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Subject:  Re: Tiananmen Square Activist On 2nd Amendment Date:  1/29/2013  5:55 PM
Author:  JoelCairo Number:  669022 of 876422

Shay's Rebellion was a rebellion against "government tyranny." So was the Whiskey Rebellion. One came before the Constitution, one after. Neither was supported generally at the time nor seen as legal or proper. Both were put down by militias, by which I mean the organized armies of the several individual states.

These are facts. Quoting people like Patrick Henry and Lee and other Virginians as proof I am wrong, and suggesting that this expresses the range of individual positions and thought that went into the compromise called the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, is not a very strong position to hold. Its like suggesting that if you read the views of the NRA on gun control, you have read everything that is on point.
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