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    Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    The most poorly thought out 2nd Amendment argument involves citizens overthrowing an oppressive government.

    So, the ideal situation based on this thinking is for the protesters to be fully armed, right?

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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    More useful.... maybe a concealed weapon of course with the permit if needed! (lawful carry)
    Who is overthrowing the government?
    AG Barr ‘spygate’ investigation into DOJ and FBI conduct so far indicates that for the first time in American history, the police and national security apparatus was used to spy on the Trump campaign.

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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfDaedalus View Post
    The most poorly thought out 2nd Amendment argument involves citizens overthrowing an oppressive government.

    So, the ideal situation based on this thinking is for the protesters to be fully armed, right?
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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    "Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfDaedalus View Post
    The most poorly thought out 2nd Amendment argument involves citizens overthrowing an oppressive government.

    So, the ideal situation based on this thinking is for the protesters to be fully armed, right?
    Only the "right people" are allowed to exercise their 2nd amendment rights to oppose government tyranny.

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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfDaedalus View Post
    The most poorly thought out 2nd Amendment argument involves citizens overthrowing an oppressive government.

    So, the ideal situation based on this thinking is for the protesters to be fully armed, right?
    Brandishing an assault rifle at a protest is both legal and incredibly stupid, and it would and should take very little to justify the police gunning you down in the street.

    This applies in all cases during any protest for any reason.




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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfDaedalus View Post
    The most poorly thought out 2nd Amendment argument involves citizens overthrowing an oppressive government.

    So, the ideal situation based on this thinking is for the protesters to be fully armed, right?
    The only tyranny in this case is in the state allowing rioters to run wild while forbidding law abiding citizens from defending themselves.

    It would be desirable if there were an armed force powerful enough and willing to remedy this situation. However, no such force exists or could exist (unless the Pentagon is far more right-wing than I understand it to be). A state can only be overthrown by non-state forces if it is good and ready to be.

    I agree that the argument you've cited is, as usually formulated, not cogent.
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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfDaedalus View Post
    The most poorly thought out 2nd Amendment argument involves citizens overthrowing an oppressive government.

    So, the ideal situation based on this thinking is for the protesters to be fully armed, right?
    Not much need to overthrow a government which is allowing "the oppressed" free access to stores full of new items.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by armycowboy View Post
    Only the "right people" are allowed to exercise their 2nd amendment rights to oppose government tyranny.
    I suspect some of the MAGA crowd thinks only "Very Fine People" should be allowed such rights.

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    Re: Second Amendment people: Would it be better if the protesters were armed with AR 15's?

    Quote Originally Posted by lwf View Post
    Brandishing an assault rifle at a protest is both legal and incredibly stupid, and it would and should take very little to justify the police gunning you down in the street.
    Uh huh. I would have zero sympathy for them if they were shot.

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