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Old May 10, 2012, 10:11 AM   #117
Join Date: April 20, 2012
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The basis for the state's argument is "fear". Fear that too many people will carry guns. Fear that licensees will commit crime. Fear that someone will take away a licensee's gun by force and use it for ill. Fear of accidental firing. Fear.

Well fear of what MAY happen is not sufficient grounds to deny a citizen a right. We call this "speculation", not evidence.

If the state can use "fear" to deny us our rights they can deny us ALL of our rights out of "fear". This is exactly how the TSA & the anti-patriot act came into being. It is time to stop denying us our rights based on speculation and fear.

I am puzzled that Gura's brief didn't state the obvious: that the state's argument is based on fear and fear alone. The Supreme Court specifically ruled in McDonald that the second amendment could not be singled out for "specially unfavorable treatment".

"When the government fears the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Uncle Tom Jefferson.
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