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Thread: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    That was not the intent of the 2nd amendment, and I think you all know that.
    But that is the intent. It's to ensure we have tools necessary to keep a free State. Without the diligence of the People, a free Republic will quickly turn into an authoratative oligopoly. The latter must be done away with. The founders new this well, in much of their writings, especially that of Jefferson and Adams, talk about the dangers of government, and government is dangerous. The founders knew well the dangers of the government but also recognized the right of the People to control government and should it act to grievously against them for too long, their right and duty to dispose of that government. The 2nd amendment is there mostly so that the People can preserve a free State and fight for it either against external or internal enemies.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    That was not the intent of the 2nd amendment, and I think you all know that.
    It was -most certainly- one of the intentions of the amendment.

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    The link you provided (http://www.debatepolitics.com/newrep...y&p=1057944076) was for this very thread. If you are not prepared to provide a link to support your position, then you have no position.
    You are correct there, sorry about that, although you didn't actually have to be rude about it, it was a simple mistake.

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