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Old February 20, 2013, 08:20 AM   #53
Tom Servo
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Reasonable regulation is what we have to live with, but it is NOT what the 2nd Amendment says.
The 1st Amendment reads,

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
There's nothing in there about parade permits, hate speech, or shouting fire in a crowded theater. Yet, such laws have been passed and found constitutional.

Like it or not, there we are. Statements like "where does it say that in the 2nd Amendment" or "what part of 'shall not be infringed' don't they understand" might carry some philosophical weight, but they're naive in light of the contemporary situation.
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