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Time for 2nd Amendment
absolutism is gone

Wichita Eagle [KS], by Davis Merritt

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Posted By:wildcat1, 1/23/2013 8:59:06 PM

Even if the adopters of the Second Amendment intended it as protection against their own government – at best a long reach in both logic and the historical record – it does not provide the absolutism the extremist wing of the gun lobby claims for it. Yet every word and act by the leaders of such organizations as the National Rifle Association occurs within that false frame, and as a result, any discussion of ways to make our lives safer begins in an atmosphere of raw emotion wrapped in groundless fear.

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Barf alert!! Davis Merritt was the editor of the Eagle for many years and they have gotten farther left since he retired.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/23/2013 9:06:06 PM     (No. 9135353)

...at best a long reach in both logic and the historical record...

Sorry Mr. Merritt. The words of the Founding Fathers in the Federalist Papers and other quotes are quite clear and straightforward on the intent of the Second Amendment. Here is just two examples of MANY quotes:

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

~~George Mason
Co-author of the Second Amendment
during Virginia´s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people´s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that´s good."

~~George Washington

Put that in your Bong and smoke it Mr. Merritt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/23/2013 9:08:02 PM     (No. 9135355)

If you don´t like the 2nd amendment, then follow the constitutional procedures for getting it repealed, but liberals don´t believe in the constitution, or really anything American. It is hard to imagine what they would replace our heritage with, other than hell.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/23/2013 9:09:55 PM     (No. 9135359)

The liberal bedwetters know that it is impossible to repeal the second amendment, so instead they resort to telling us that it doesn´t say what it actually says.

Enjoy your freedom of the press, buddy. It will last about 5 minutes under a tyrannical regime that the right to bear arms keeps in check.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/23/2013 9:15:13 PM     (No. 9135370)

Sorry Davis, but you´re not entitled to your own facts. And your attempt at revising history gets an F-.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/23/2013 9:17:16 PM     (No. 9135374)

Sorry, hit ´Submit´ too quickly.

Davis Merritt, a Wichita journalist and author, can be reached at dmerritt9@cox.net.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Canesplitter, 1/23/2013 9:18:45 PM     (No. 9135375)

"Wow Davis, nobody ever put it like that before. You have changed my complete world view..."
Ya know, I bet this lib-twit would believe that if I emailed it to him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 1/23/2013 9:20:12 PM     (No. 9135377)

dmerritt. What an appropriate handle.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reddfroge, 1/23/2013 10:26:36 PM     (No. 9135474)

like Obamacare, it is about control of your life...every aspect, day to day...that is what this is about...make no mistake.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hisself, 1/23/2013 10:29:51 PM     (No. 9135479)

Hey, Rabbit, open your eyes and your mind!

Cuomo was talking confiscation a few weeks ago.

Feinswine has been talking about total bans and confiscation for decades.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 1/23/2013 10:35:45 PM     (No. 9135488)

You know, maybe I think I´ll go for that logic.

The time for 1st Amendment absolutism is gone, too. No more blank-check get-away-with-lying by the media whores, either.

Then again, I´ll keep my guns and ammo and let them lie. I don´t believe them anyway.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 1/23/2013 10:41:33 PM     (No. 9135497)

#10, Please do not feed the animals.

Else we will be awash in rabbit pellets.

Metrosexual rabbit pellets, at that.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/23/2013 10:55:05 PM     (No. 9135515)

Typical tactics. If you can´t change the words then try to change the meaning of individual words.

If that doesn´t work then insist the writer didn´t mean what he wrote. He meant what you want. But being human he didn´t choose the right wording.

Insist times have changed. We can´t be ruled by the words of dead people. They would agree with you if they were alive today.

Question the motives and intelligence of any one with different opinions.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: chief1942, 1/23/2013 11:28:32 PM     (No. 9135557)

"Where does that fit into our ruminations about the Second and First amendments and reasonableness?"
It fits right in there with you and your ilk proposing that the NRA leadership and NRA members be murdered, and right wing radio talk shows be taken off the air via the FCC. You sir have your head so far up your socialist/progressive butt, it´s a wonder you could see the keyboard in order to write that tripe. The USMC taught me to recognize my nation´s enemies, and you fit their description to a tee.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: ramona, 1/23/2013 11:41:02 PM     (No. 9135577)

My Beastie Boy eats rabbit pellets. No telling what he will do when he finally gets hold of the rabbit.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/24/2013 1:34:49 AM     (No. 9135705)

Groundless Fear ?

Have a look see at Obama´s newly formed group called "President´s Global Development Council".

Go to their website & read the initiatives they are tasked with executing. It´s applying agenda 21 to the US.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 1/24/2013 4:52:07 AM     (No. 9135764)

Let us start in order, Pen licence, Microphone license, Camera license. Anything you think necessary for the 2nd Amendment, apply to !st amendment !st.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 10:38:54 AM     (No. 9136303)

Another lib moron, nothing to see here, move along.

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