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Old April 14, 2013, 08:06 PM   #66
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by rajbcpa
Scalia is NOT our friend. Where in the 2nd Amendment does it say our rights are limited to reasonable restrictions?...
No, it's not about friendship. And there is ample judicial authority going back well before Heller and McDonald for the proposition that constitutionally protected rights are subject to limited regulation by government.

Originally Posted by rajbcpa
...Sure some of this garbage will be stopped by the courts but that will take at least 5-10 years.
And of course we wind up with draconian laws because the body politic supports politicians who enact such laws. One reason is that a lot of people, people who vote, are afraid of guns and of people who have guns. That may be more emotion based than evidence based, but it's still how things are.

So that raises the whole issue of what we, each of us, is doing to help change attitudes by being good ambassadors for gun owners and gun ownership -- dispelling the negative stereotypes many members of the public have.

That's another dimension of advocating for the RKBA. But it's beyond the scope of this thread.
"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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