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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Worst responses to my points Ive seen yet and there were some absolute shockers on the other thread.
I really cant believe your serious
I wont be coming back here as your either trolling in secretly on my side and just proving how stupid the gun advocates actually are.
Flame away peeps but at least read my rebuttals
Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone
Report by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution (1982)—"In the Militia Act of 1792, the second Congress defined 'militia of the United States’ to include almost every free adult male in the United States. These persons were obligated by law to possess a [military-style] firearm and a minimum supply of ammunition and military equipment. . . . There can be little doubt from this that when the Congress and the people spoke of the a ‘militia,’ they had reference to the traditional concept of the entire populace capable of bearing arms, and not to any formal group such as what is today called the National Guard." (Source: U.S. Senate, "The Right to Keep and Bear Arms," Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary (1982))
The Continental Congress established the Continental Army in 1775 to fight the revolution. The Legion of the Unites States was established in 1792- 1796 to fight the Native Americans, which means it was established and renewed once.
The Congress re-raised the army for the war of 1812 and Mexican-American War from 1846-1848.
Once again for the Civil War Congress called up the state militias to form an army.
It was not until the late 19th / early 20th century that the current standing army was formed.
Taken from section 8 (Powers of Congress) of the United States Constitution
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
"Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense
Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz conducted a survey of civilian defensive gun use in 1992.
In 1993, Kleck began publicizing the estimate that civilians use guns in self-defense against offenders up to 2.5 million times each year.
This figure has been widely used by the National Rifle Association and by gun advocates.
It is also often cited in the media and even in Congress.
The Kleck and Gertz (K-G) paper has now been published.
It is clear, however, that its conclusions cannot be accepted as valid.
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
A GUNS ONLY PURPOSE IS TO KILL!!!! when a car, Dr, knife, fork, piece of wood etc etc kills it has been misused.