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hardnox
Advisor

Gunz,

the NRA and gun manufacturers are the most responsible parties in fomenting the seething rebellion among The Folk. They employ the very highest level pros, many out of the Tobacco Lobby.

 

Beyond sad that it is anything that banal.

 

A constitutional convention may in fact be necessary as the 2nd Amendment doesn't currently protect gun owners to the degree that they demand.

 

In his majority opinions in both D.C. vs Heller and McDonald vs. Chicago, Justice Scalia stated that the 2nd Amendment did not forbid background checks, waiting periods, prohibition of weapons of extreme lethality, denial of ownership for criminals or mentally ill, individuals under temporary protective orders, registration or regulation of sales.

 

Although in the real world the NRA will try and probably succeed in destroying any politician who supports any of those things.

 

You need a new constitution to make sure your rights are protected.

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hardnox
Advisor

Re: Gunz,

BTW, thoso two cases established the interpretation that "well regulated militia" in the originalist intent protects individual ownership of firearms.

 

While that's generally not been the interpretation throughout our history, I'm fine with it, assuming that the limites ans stipulations that he enumerates are also in place.

 

But nowhere are you more likely to get killed in the crossfire by being in the middle than on this. Pun intended.

cmilligan1958g
Senior Contributor

Re: Gunz,

You had better get to 🇨🇦 Canada, while the border is still open, to avoid all those scary gun-toters!

hardnox
Advisor

Re: Gunz,

BTW, if SCOTUS Justices Nugent and Robertson tipped the court into forbidding all of those measures not currently proscribed, the market in guns would collapse and people who have substantial amounts of their net worths wrapped up in arms and ammo would take a serious haircut.

 

The gun industry has it just where they want it- pretty well wide open but with enough of a boogeyman to spur occasional buying frenzies.