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Do you believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms?
Do you believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms? While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world.
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Garry Newby Posted 1 year ago
Fast and Furious, Article I section 8 US Constitution, War Powers Act, ignoring court orders, cheating auto stock holders, breaking federal laws, lying to all America, Benghazi, birth certificate... We ain't talking Watergate a break in. We are talking murder and a Malaysian court conviction of genocide. Is there no justice? Why has this murderer not been impeached and imprisoned? Republicans should change the party's name to Enablers. Talk, talk, talk while giving this American hating destroyer everything he wants including our disarming. Pathetic
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Bob Casas Posted 2 years ago
I wish people (including our leaders) would stop miss-quoting the Bill of Rights.
The 2nd Amendment guarantees TWO separate and equally important human rights: 1) The right to KEEP arms
2) The right to BEAR arms.
Please notice the very important AND word between "keep and bear". The two rights are not mutually exclusive. They are two separate rights.
Keep arms means to posses arms and have them ready to use at any place where one can legally be.
Bear arms means to carry those arms to defend oneself, their family or their State.
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Azif Icare Posted 2 years ago
Do I believe in the 2nd Amendment "right" to bear arms? NO! The 2nd Amendment DOES NOT give us the right to bear arms. While many would have you believe it is a right granted by the Constitution that' not true.

The 'right to bear arms' is a human right granted by our creator. The 2nd Amendment only protects rights granted by the creator. Our state and federal governments cannot legally 'infringe' on our rigth to bear arms.

The point is rights granted by the state can be revoked by the state. Rights granted by the creator can't be legally revoked by the state.
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Pierre Bollert Posted 2 years ago
Why is a question constantly? "Shall not fringe!!!" It is clear. Yet some anti-gun keep pushing this over and over in a world where we have a lawless administration constantly discarding the constitution, we should even ask? Every brutal dictatorship all started with sucking out the rights of the citizens including there guns like it will be safer America.
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Danny Hughes Posted 2 years ago
The only way we will have a safer America is to do away with these gun grabbing tyrants and make an example for those mindless followers who still need a cross walk guard to cross a one lane street.
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Roman Lukasiewicz Posted 3 years ago
only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun
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Mary Anderson Posted 1 year ago
Typically, I'm all against violence but you have to defend yourself somehow
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Danny Hughes Posted 2 years ago
You know it brother!
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Dawn Gagnon Posted 2 years ago
a baseball bat will also stop a bad guy with a gun. Guns are passe and we need to come up with better alternatives. As for the second amendment: remember that the article includes the words "well regulated militia" which means our standing Army! It was not intended as it is being used today.
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Randolph Whitmire Posted 4 years ago
Since the city of Chicago is again in the news today, why is it that our news media consistently fails to cover the REAL issues associated with spiraling crime rates in and around Chicago. The major droned on about how he would support "stricter gun control??" Chicago has some of the nation's strictest gun control laws NOW! Short of confiscating anything that fires bullits...how will stricter control measures do anything to reign in the apparent lack of law and order in Chicago??
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eddie gates Posted 4 years ago

Who can explian why New York city residents are denied the right to bear arms. The NRA and other organizations do not champion this cause. Is it a racial thing?. Is someone afraid of minority people owning guns?-- as they claim is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. WHY IS THIS RIGHT DENIED ?
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Lauraleigh Kuriatnyk Posted 2 years ago
New Yorkers have rearmed themselves and the Cops have said they won't confiscate there guns because they don't want to get shot!!!
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Iam Danceswithdachshunds Posted 4 years ago
Is this a rhetorical question? Everybody knows, (or ought to), that keeping guns out of the hands of law abiding black people is the continuing agenda of the KKK which the NRA has been fighting against all along.
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Timothy Burden Posted 4 years ago
I left NY in 2006 because of this and taxes. After retirement I could not afford to live in NY. Happier in Va with my guns and retirement pay!
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Collin Cantrell Posted 4 years ago
Ask Michael Bloomberg that.
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Craig Olson Posted 4 years ago
Standing up for your rights takes hard work, sacrifice & intellect. Remember Civil Rights advocate Rosa Parks? She once said the following beautiful words: "I am sitting down on this bus so that I can stand up for my rights." Sadly, however, too many average Americans are not standing up & speaking out. Can we turn America's bus around before we see a repeat of Thelma & Louise...over the cliff? Only time & history will tell. God have Mercy on us ALL.
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Tim Kern Posted 4 years ago
Since the Constitution is the fundamental and most-important law in this country, why are those who intentionally act against it and those who legislate outside it not prosecuted?
Is there any "citizen's arrest" provision in law that will allow those of us who are interested in preserving the Constitution to do something ourselves, or must we continue to rely on the perpetrators to police themselves?
I really believe those in the beltway and NYC have no clue about the degree of frustration Americans feel with their government.
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Lauraleigh Kuriatnyk Posted 2 years ago
Yes the Constitution does have a plan for violating the Constitution ..These people are committing High Crimes and Misdemeanors and are supposed to be hung by the neck until dead and replaced ..They all know this that is why they keep taking more of our rights and making the cops the bad guys..Cops need to keep the oath to the Constitution they swore to uphold and let them try to enforce these Unconstitutional Laws Themselves..We need to use Jury Nullification..We won't prosecute we will nullify anything that is Unconstitutional that ends up in our Courts!!!
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Cyan Dickers Posted 4 years ago
The current admin is casually violating the Constitution's guarantee of individual rights in every imaginable way. Hopefully it is only a matter of time before the majority of citizens realize that if the gov't can so easily violate rights, that the individual can and should and will engage in mass civil disobedience, our right and our duty in order to protect what the Founders bled and died for and all who bled and died in order to protect our nation and our liberties to this point.
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Cyan Dickers Posted 4 years ago
The 2nd Amendment is not a law, it is a codified Natural, individual, inalienable RIGHT.
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Christine Miller Posted 4 years ago
Why do people ignore the first part of the second amendment: A WELL REGULATED MILITIA BEING NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE...

Everybody wants the rights but not the regulations. That tips the balance just as much as the regulations without the rights.
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Collin Cantrell Posted 4 years ago
Read the final clause Article I Section 8 in the United States:
"The Congress shall have the power... To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof." This means that Congress does have the power to regulate how guns are given to the people, and I agree. I do not think it is right that a mentally unstable person should have the ability to acquire a gun to then kill numerous civilians, armed or not.
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J Nanson Posted 4 years ago
You obviously struggle with the English language and history. The term "well regulated" in this context means that states should train their volunteer militia's to effectively use their personal weapons in an efficient and organized manner in order to be prepared to do battle against the federal government should it resort to tyranny. It has NOTHING to do with gun control laws, genius!
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Phylis Perry Posted 4 years ago
I understood what you meant to say and agree. It's just a power grab and not a smart one.
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Cyan Dickers Posted 4 years ago
Correction! I meant to say the 2nd amendment was meant to protect liberties against tyranny, not "against liberties".
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Cyan Dickers Posted 4 years ago
All 55 members of the Constitutional convention insisted on the 2nd amendment as fundamental to protecting individual liberties (the other 9) and right to keep and bear arms individually for self defense & protection against liberties. They intended the amendments and the constitution to be read according to the meanings of words when written. One such meaning is that "regulated" meant to make regular. From the writings & record of the convention, and subsequent, it is clear that the 1st part was in no way intended to limit the individual in any way, but to emphasis the necessity of the righ
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Jon Weiss Posted 4 years ago
The Second part says quite clearly..."The Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Making every gun law limiting ownership unConstitutional.
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Jon Weiss Posted 4 years ago
Why do people ignore the second part of the 2nd Amendment?

If the portion you seem to like so well, were held as originally intended, we would disband the National Guard and every able bodied male, 16 to 60 would be assembling on the town square once a month, no exceptions no exemptions. And every male assembling on the village square would do so with their own weapon, and they would be required to keep them and ammunition in the home. There would be no "Armory".

Everyone wants to have it their own way, not the way the Constitution was written.
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jon winter Posted 5 years ago
when are you going to vote on the hr822 bill our drivers licence is reconised in all states so should our pistol permits this still the united states of america one nation why should our permits and right to defend our lives and lives of our families and loved ones stop at the border of our home state answer it should not
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Cyan Dickers Posted 4 years ago
DL's are a privilege, not a right .
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Lorena Remmell Posted 6 years ago
Since our right to firearms is guaranteed by the second amendment in the U.S. Constitution, why is our government today so determined to take that right away from the citizens?

I believe the answer is that the govenment doesn't want the citizenry to have firearms to protect themselves from hard tyranny (which was the main purpose our forefathers had created the second amendment).
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wayne schlichter Posted 4 years ago
WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY THE OUTLAWS AND CRIMINALS WILL HAVE GUNS.
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Daniel Glenn Posted 6 years ago
You're certainly right in your op-ed. But this current Administration and its cronies wants to take our rights and liberties away. They want to turn the U.S. into Europe. Which won't work, there's to many legal arms in this country and no hard-working American will willingly give up this right. But the current Admin. wants America to adopt Europeian Law, and, this isn't America. I believe in the right to bear arms. Its not the gun that kills-its the one pulling the trigger. Some don't understand this simple concept. I'll keep mine, I'll use it to protect myself and my family.
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