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"Because it would place an undue financial burden on those wanting to exercise their rights. If you require licenses and insurance for those exercising their right to keep and bear arms we might as well bring back the poll tax."

And how would that be an undue burden, considering we impose a variety of burdens on the exercise of rights (i.e., the insurance and license requirement to drive a car?). It can't be OK for one right, and not OK for another. An explanation is in order. Are you equating the right to carry a gun to the right to vote? Good. Then I hope to see you at the rallies to voice opposition to right wing attempts to disenfreanchise and steal elections.

We can argue about the first amendment right of Free Association (and you analyze it as a right of free expression - different thing entirely - might I suggest you actually read the text of the Amendments), but the truth is, the rights conflict. Why should one have to do *anything* in order to preserve their right of association, privacy, "their castle" or whatever, just so you can carry a concealed weapon?

Go read Scalia's opinion. You might find it interesting. While you are at it, go read all of hte SCOTUS opinions on Bill of Right issues. It will show you 1) the rights are subject to interpretation and must be considered in the context of the Constitution as a whole - and not in a vacuum; 2) that interpretation can change over time (pay parrticular attention to the cases on the Fourth Amendmentment and the distinction between procedural and substantive due process); and 3) the right to keep and bear arms is not there to protect us from foreign invaders (you've watched "Red Dawn" too many times).

Add to that requirements to get a broadcast license to exercise one's First Amendment rights, or incurring costs to adjudicate due process claims (or unlawful taking claims) all of which are protected in the Bill of Rights. Why is the Second Amendment right so special it must go totally unimpeded?

And by the way, your "stereotyping" ad hominum attack on liberals is taken as an indication that you can't actually articulate a coherent position. Stereotyping is always wrong and ad hominums are always a sign of desperation.
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