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Old March 18, 2013, 01:29 AM   #51
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I think they are throwing up as much as they can at every level, federal state and local in hopes that the effort to oppose all of it will prove overwhelming and exhausting and they can get something critical to pass. Maybe we kill the AWB, and Schumer's "transaction ban", but they get UBC past the Senate. Then they try to get it past the House with an amendment to record transactions by dealing on budget and taxes. Then to a conference committee to work out final form while they create another distraction on another issue, maybe immigration.
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Old March 18, 2013, 04:39 AM   #52
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When are these politicians going to understand that we the people are not going to be disarmed and abused like has happened in other countries.
It makes me want to puke that these elected officials are trying so desperately to rule us like a bunch of sheep. Why should we have to fight everyday for our Constitutional rights ? Why are they so hell bent on ruining our Constitution and our Country ?
These self serving career politicians need to be voted out !!!!!!
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:15 AM   #53
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Why are they so hell bent on ruining our Constitution and our Country ?
Because that is what they were elected to do? Not necessarily to ruin the country, but certainly to do the things that you think are ruining the country. Remember that the letters we write demanding our elected representatives represent our interests and oppose gun control are being countered by letters from others demanding that their interests be represented by supporting gun control.

There may be a large number of everyday Americans that refuse to be disarmed, but there is also a large number of everyday Americans that want guns to disappear. Congress hears from both sides, and heeds the ones most likely to reelect them.
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:39 AM   #54
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Let's be real here. What is a right is a social construct. The interaction of the public and government officials decided what is a right.

Many types of people had quite restricted rights under past versions and interpretations of the Constitution.

The development of a right or disabling of a right is sometimes played out in the experimental labs of state government.
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:55 AM   #55
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Let's be real here. What is a right is a social construct.
Inalienable rights certainly are. In reality, rights do not exist on their own. Rights only exist when an individual claims them, exercises them and successfully defends that exercise.
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