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Old April 20, 2012, 12:03 AM   #43
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by animal
...No law, government, or any other earthly authority granted you your inalienable rights. They are as much a part of you as your body or mind. The religious can thank God for being given them. The non-religious can be happy that they are part of their nature as human beings...
That's very nice, but in the real world laws mean something and governments can do things.

One is well advised to understand how things actually work in real life and to conduct oneself accordingly.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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