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Old 01-02-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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The OP for one, who stands behind the 2nd Amendment yet states "I will not comply with her bill if it passes."

Or do you suffer the delusion that he or any else other than the SCOTUS has been empowered to decide whether any bill that passes is Constitutional?
Read a little, will you...please!

The SCOTUS cannot change the very constitution which formed it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Sounds like the author of the letter has some issues...I mean many issues.

"some woman"...."I am the one whom you serve"...

He did a stint in the military and he now thinks he has some divine status and we should all bow down to him? It scares me that he's armed.
Our elected officials DO serve us.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Who limits your right to responsibly have sex? You're not one of those "nambla" dudes, are you?

Anyway.....irresponsibility comes in all walks.

Very, very few gun owners (especially those of us who are NRA members) act irresponsible with our guns.

90% of the gun violence happens in urban centers of more than 250,000 population.
90% you say? Gotta link for that statistic?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Our elected officials DO serve us.
No. They only serve those of us who are not blithering idiots.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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He's not a loyal American. He's one of the 'nut cases' the military occassioinally jettisons.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Number 1, you do not have the right to sex. And lets talk responsible. Are all guns owners responsible like many on the right want us to believe? the conn. shooter's mom was extremely irresponsible since she taught her son how to shot and use the gun even though she knew he was unstable and how about all the hunting accidents that heppen every year from responsible gun owners or the idiots cleaning their guns without checking for remaining bullets. We had a 12 year old get killed the other day because a responsible gun owner didn't properly identify his target. So until all gun owners act responsible then legislation is needed.
So, you're okay with the government passing legislation that prohibits the activity of the majority in order to punish the few? Or are you only in favor of this when it's legislation that you agree with? By your logic, we could say that too many people fall down the stairs at home on a regular basis, so we need to legislate that all private residences can only be one story tall.

As for legislation, there is already plenty of legislation dealing with the illegal and/or irresponsible use of firearms. Most of it is ineffective, some of it is unenforced, but it does exist. And guess what? We still have people who make irresponsible choices. Those same people will make irresponsible choices no matter how many laws you put in place to prevent it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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He's not a loyal American. He's one of the 'nut cases' the military occassioinally jettisons.
Do you appreciate his service to the United States as a Marine?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Do you appreciate his service to the United States as a Marine?
Who knows what the guy did or why he quit the Marines?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Do you appreciate his service to the United States as a Marine?
Doesn't mean one has to agree with his opinion.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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So, you're okay with the government passing legislation that prohibits the activity of the majority in order to punish the few? Or are you only in favor of this when it's legislation that you agree with? By your logic, we could say that too many people fall down the stairs at home on a regular basis, so we need to legislate that all private residences can only be one story tall.

As for legislation, there is already plenty of legislation dealing with the illegal and/or irresponsible use of firearms. Most of it is ineffective, some of it is unenforced, but it does exist. And guess what? We still have people who make irresponsible choices. Those same people will make irresponsible choices no matter how many laws you put in place to prevent it.

Where is a given limiting firearm ownership equates to punishment? Since when is "because I want to and I can't a punishment?

You still driving without wearing your seat belt or have you succumbed to being "punished"?

People who make irresponsible choices will always be with us but perhaps limiting their ability to own a firearm might mean those irresponsible choices won't involve the use of a firearm.
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