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Old August 6, 2012, 12:32 PM   #18
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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You have to register to vote, which is basically like getting a permit.
Yep, but voting and self-defense are two different kinds of rights.

The 2nd Amendment protects a natural right, guaranteed to anyone on US soil, and codified in the Bill of Rights.

Voting is a civil right, which is generally restricted to citizens and can be regulated.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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