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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: skunkape23
So you agree gun training is important.
Who is talking about giving up essential liberty. You see there is the problem, it's all or nothing.
originally posted by: neo96
When tyranny becomes law.
Rebellion becomes duty.
Why yes we do need the law for that. We are a nation of the rule of law.
The American of today, in fact, probably enjoys less personal liberty than any other man of Christendom, and even his political liberty is fast succumbing to the new dogma that certain theories of government are virtuous and lawful, and others abhorrent and felonious. Laws limiting the radius of his free activity multiply year by year: It is now practically impossible for him to exhibit anything describable as genuine individuality, either in action or in thought, without running afoul of some harsh and unintelligible penalty. It would surprise no impartial observer if the motto “In God we trust” were one day expunged from the coins of the republic by the Junkers at Washington, and the far more appropriate word, “verboten,” substituted. Nor would it astound any save the most romantic if, at the same time, the goddess of liberty were taken off the silver dollars to make room for a bas-relief of a policeman in a spiked helmet. Moreover, this gradual (and, of late, rapidly progressive) decay of freedom goes almost without challenge; the American has grown so accustomed to the denial of his constitutional rights and to the minute regulation of his conduct by swarms of spies, letter-openers, informers and agents provocateurs that he no longer makes any serious protest.
WHEN it becomes law? If you weren't so focused on 250 year old writings, you would see that it's already happened in a very insidious and modern way. This isn't the Renaissance Festival. We don't live in the 1700's. It's strange how people like you, who are so focused on the constitution, take it out of context so easily.
So you are OK with selling guns to known violent criminals and people who's mental illness makes it dangerous for them to have a weapon?