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Granted it was more advanced but not known to have ever been used, especially in war time:THAT statement is not True. Google the Puckle Gun.
Look at world history and also current events around the world and explain to me how the tyrany that exists in other countries could never happen here. I've seen a few scenarios that show it can happen. I don't believe things are that different.2nd Amendment People, Things are different.
There are a number of people (even in politics) that are bent on regulating/pricing us out of the ablility to own weapons without denying our right to bear arms. The camel's nose is already under the tent.ltdann - "We're not 2nd Amendment people, We're citizens of the United States of America, intent of preserving our god given rights.
Reread our Declaration of Independence - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government"
Gun-rights supporters often say their right to keep and bear arms comes from the Second Amendment.They're wrong. That right comes, as do all of our rights, from God. The Founders and Framers presupposed and accepted as self-evident "unalienable rights, endowed by our Creator". None of the Amendments grant us any rights; what they do is forbid the government from infringing on them, as rulers have always done from the beginning of history. Babylonian slaves had the right to keep and bear arms, but their masters did not honor that right.
The Second Amendment does not even say we have a right; it presupposes that we do, and says the government must protect that right. "...the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". If there had been Progressives around in those days, they would have said "What right to keep and bear arms? Where did that come from? I don't see any law giving us that right. We don't need no stinkin' right." Because there were no Progressives then - people who think it's up to them or their betters to say what's a right and what's not - we have America.
James Madison, widely considered the Father of the Constitution, initially opposed the adoption of a bill of rights, because he feared that it could imply that our rights come from the government, rather than preceding all government. He was persuaded by his co-authors that the American people were of a character that would not accept such a way of thinking, and that a supplemental written guarantee would prevent the government from straying from its duty to protect our God-given rights.
If we're no longer of such a character, then God save us.
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