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Ice-T: Gun Rights Are Civil Rights ^ | 5 July, 2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 07/06/2013 10:47:15 AM PDT by marktwain

Rapper Ice-T has narrated a documentary that frames the gun control argument in language the left has long avoided--gun rights are civil rights.

In other words, they are rights inherent to American citizens. Or as the website puts it: "Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution."

Therefore, just as rights to speak freely, to vote, and to practice one's religion are civil rights, so too are the rights embodied in the 2nd Amendment. This is the central point of the documentary, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.

The documentary accomplishes this by showing that the right to keep and bear arms was hedged in by our Founding Fathers as a right that existed long before American government did. As such, it is a right the government can neither give nor take away--a right that "shall not be infringed." It is sacrosanct, like other civil rights.

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KEYWORDS: assaulted; banglist; constitution; guncontrol; icet; lawandordersvu; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; youwillnotdisarmus
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The simple fact of the matter is that the majority of gun control laws throughout history have been to disarm minority groups, allowing them to be massacred.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 7:40:33 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Impala64ssa
Hate to use a progressive/leftist term but Ice-T has "grown".

I wouldn't bet on it... I'm willing to bet that he's the same hard core leftist. But at the same time, remember that many in the "black power" movement, like Malcom X were all for gun ownership.

Just because he supports this one right doesn't mean he's changed.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 7:44:36 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Vince Ferrer; TigersEye

Thanks for the link.

Interesting...plainly and unapologetically put: “It’s our last defense against tyranny. It’s not about hunting.”

Lol, and there’s no way that hapless interviewer can counter it.

23 posted on 07/06/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Navy Patriot

“God commands that a person has a right to the truth...”

Actually, I’m not familiar with that particular edict, except for the commandment to not bear false witness.

But it is a huge step from that to the other rights I mentioned. A lot of it goes to the relationship of the parties involved. That is, of Heaven and the individual, of individuals to other individuals, and of individuals in contention with each other whose dispute is mediated by a judge.

Biblical law in its origins was very harsh, at the time of Moses, it was much like the later code of Hammurabi, and much later, Sharia law. Eye gouging, amputation, execution for many crimes, etc. Talmudic jurisprudence dispensed with much of the wanton cruelty over the years, but in essence it remained a minor Asiatic system of law.

By the time of the Romans, the Hebrews were a tiny, unimportant realm in a corner of the great empire, intellectually of no consequence to it. And it was at this time that Roman law, and the law of the pagan tribes of Gaul came into being.

Legal systems were pretty much established by the time Christianity began to dominate the western world.

24 posted on 07/07/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at
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To: re_nortex

The last part of that speech is interesting.

“Don’t blame the cracker for the injustice to the negro, blame the US government for those injustices.”

25 posted on 07/07/2013 6:53:37 AM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: cyn

I don’t think I could discuss gun control with a Brit without being insulting. :-)

26 posted on 07/07/2013 9:22:40 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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