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Old 02-27-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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The Senate has just passed ( by a wide margin) a measure to repeal the
Washington DC gun ban. Over 60 members voted for repeal.

www.thehill.com

www.nra.com (http://www.nra.com - broken link)

Click on: "Senate votes to ease DC gun restrictions' in the rolling "Breaking News " bar.


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Old 02-27-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Another victory for America and the Constitution. There is still hope for this country.....
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Another victory for America and the Constitution. There is still hope for this country.....


And I thought community (local) rights were more important then the federal government control. Guess not.

Next time they take, don't complain.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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And I thought community (local) rights were more important then the federal government control. Guess not.

Next time they take, don't complain.
It is also a victory for the community.

Remeber "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. "
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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More information is available at :

TheHill.com
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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It is also a victory for the community.

Remeber "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. "
Then let them join the army.

The community didn't want them. (and they are not a state and do not have any repesention in congress. So they are being Dictated to against their will.)
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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And I thought community (local) rights were more important then the federal government control. Guess not.

Next time they take, don't complain.
Um, all localities within the US must adhere to the Constitution as they grant specific rights. Would you like it if a municipality prohibited any form of worship, whether to God, Buddha, or Allah? If you're not religious and don't care, what about prohibited speeches in public?

Of course, gun rights are the easiest to p*** on for "progressives" as they're not rights they typically exercise.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Then let them join the army.

The community didn't want them. (and they are not a state and do not have any repesention in congress. So they are being Dictated to against their will.)
Cool. Churches should also be banned in DC and no speeches allowed where MLK stood to give his "I have a dream" dealy. Sound good to you?
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Then let them join the army.

The community didn't want them. (and they are not a state and do not have any repesention in congress. So they are being Dictated to against their will.)
You say community didn't want them. Were you allowed to vote on that?
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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You say community didn't want them. Were you allowed to vote on that?

There was no outrage from citizens over the laws passed by their elected officials in 1975. The people that brought up the court case, recruited people to be the plantiffs.

But in reading of the whole 2008 ruling, gun owners may find themselfs serving, just a bit more then thier fictional militias.



Maybe I can now legaly build my rocket in my back yard. You never know when martians might attack.

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