Originally posted by magma
reply to post by LewsTherinThelamon
The right to bear arms is a privilege.
It is a privilege? But, you just said in your own words that it is a right. So which is it? It can't be both,and why do you get to arbitrarily define
it as a privilege? Who has given you this authority?
I am pretty sure that one certain document is called the bill of rights
, not the bill of privileges.
- any of the rights common to all citizens under a modern constitutional government: We enjoy the privileges of a free people.
Where is this quote taken from, and what is it's context?
It is not about taking that right away, it is about controlling it. It is about making people accountable. It is about imposing heavy penalties
for not doing the right thing.
I thought it was a privilege, you just called it a right again. You seem confused. Allow me to clarify.
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
tr.v. en·dowed, en·dow·ing, en·dows
1. To provide with property, income, or a source of income.
a. To equip or supply with a talent or quality: Nature endowed you with a beautiful singing voice.
b. To imagine as having a usually favorable trait or quality: endowed the family pet with human intelligence.
3. Obsolete To provide with a dower.
In the declaration of Independence it clearly states that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights
. Notice the use of the
vague term Creator. That word can mean a lot of different things depending on your personal beliefs. One thing that those beliefs hold in common,
though, is the idea that a"Creator" figure holds more power than mere mortals.
If we are "endowed" with our rights (like, the right to bear arms), and that right was endowed to us by our Creator(whomever that may be), where did
the State get the authority to force licensing for something that is rightfully ours to practice?
If nature endowed you with a beautiful singing voice, you certainly don't need a license to sing.
That is the difference between a right and a privilege. We do not need
licenses to bear arms. To do so is our naturally endowed
edit on 16-12-2012 by LewsTherinThelamon because: (no reason given)
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