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Second Amendment out-of-date (Barf Alert)
The Badger Herald ^ | 4/20/07 | Max Schlusselberg

Posted on 04/20/2007 10:26:44 AM PDT by Thunder90

There was a time in American history when the Second Amendment’s “right to bear arms” promoted safety and a sense of well-being among the citizenry of the United States. Today, however, the Second Amendment seems to do nothing more than act as a precipitant of violent and life-threatening behavior. The days when the “right to bear arms” was relevant are now more than 200 years past, and furthermore, the demographics of America have changed beyond anyone’s wildest prophecy.

We no longer live in tight-knit farming villages where family solidarity is vital. Nor do we live in a country where minutemen need to be able to arm themselves with muskets at the drop of a hat and defend their nation. Today, we no longer even live in a country where children can safely play outside unsupervised. There are just too many lunatics, too many gangs, too many guns. And, tragically, everyone witnessed this week what happens when you mix lunatics and guns.

On the day of the Virginia Tech massacre, President Bush attempted to offer a “heart-felt” apology that had all the warmth and pathos of a public relations sound bite. I do not doubt the president’s condolence for the lives lost that day, but what is our leadership doing to keep these horrific incidences from happening? The answer, surprisingly enough, is nothing.

On May 4, 2000, before the Bush war machine even came into power, The Washington Post ran an article about a closed meeting of National Rifle Association members, during which these members boasted that if Bush won in November, they would “have … a president where we work out of their office.” The NRA is not skittish of their ties to the Bush administration, and it is these ties that many point to as the reason President Bush allowed the federal ban on assault rifles to expire in 2004. Yet, the special interest favoritism of the Bush administration is nothing new. It is merely just another stick shoved in the gears of political progressivism.

Let us reason together. Whoever imagined that we could defeat smallpox, malaria or polio? These diseases that were once considered the scourge of humanity are negligible in comparison to the rampant violence and killing of our population with weapons that none should possess. It is time that we take firm steps to eradicate this epidemic, and it most certainly can be done.

American history has been and continues to be riddled with tragedies caused by gun violence. Stricter legislation has slowly been enacted over time. Antigun commercials have flooded television sets. And despite all the different forms of identification a gun owner may have to produce in order to get his hand cannon, guns continue to fall into the wrong hands. It may sound radical, to some very radical, yet every hand is a wrong hand when it comes to gun ownership.

I know that to the gun enthusiast, the idea of giving up even one pistol sounds like an atrocious encroachment on personal liberties. After all, they don’t use their guns to harm anyone. However, the same right that allows a man to cabinet his pistols and rifles permits the opportunity for the mentally dysfunctional person to commit appalling acts of violence. Since it is difficult, at best, to mandate psychological testing for potential gun owners, the solution we need to embrace is to disallow all gun ownership to protect the many from the few.

Granted, the abolishment of guns would take years after its enactment for illegal and legal gun owners to be deprived of firearms through attrition and lack of availability. Still, I feel the dividend of this seemingly drastic alternative will save many more lives compared to hiding behind an archaic amendment in the Bill of Rights.

So, to all those who can’t seem to make it through a day without covering their forearms in gunpowder residue, I suggest that police stations allow for civilians to test fire weapons under supervision. To all those who feel the need to kill their own dinner as opposed to making a trip to the local grocer, I suggest that you craft yourself a bow and arrow and practice your aim. And to all those who fear they may need to take the life of another at any moment, I suggest you take up martial arts. The “right to bear arms” should become something that exists only in history textbooks and the video game “Grand Theft Auto.”


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; bradywatch; dimrats; guncontrol; guns; maxschlusselberg; moonbat; secondamendment
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That guy has no concept of the Constitution. Earlier on, he said that we should pull out of Iraq (and the WOT) within 6 months and that we need 90% reduction on "Global Warming" gases.
1 posted on 04/20/2007 10:26:47 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

They can have my guns. One bullet at a time.


2 posted on 04/20/2007 10:27:50 AM PDT by Grunthor (Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: beltfed308; EdReform; kiriath_jearim

-=BRADYWATCH PING=-

To be added or removed from this list, please FReepmail me!!


3 posted on 04/20/2007 10:27:54 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

Ah well, what else would one expect from a student at the Berkeley of the midwest.

If the Second Amendment is obsolete, how about the First? How about the whole Bill of Rights j*rk-off?


4 posted on 04/20/2007 10:28:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Thunder90
He’s an imbecile.
5 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:15 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: Grunthor
Molon Labe, Baby!
6 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Grunthor
Molon Labe, Baby!
7 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Thunder90

He can pout all he wants-the Second Ammendement is sacrosanct. There is no way there will be an elimination of the 2nd..


8 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:33 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Thunder90
Still, I feel...

And that's the difference, moron. We think.

9 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:42 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Thunder90

That’s an interesting comment about family solidarity not being vital. I’d say that the lack of family solidarity is more reason to arm oneself.


10 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Thunder90

Madison, Wisconsin

Nothing else needs be said.


11 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:51 AM PDT by bamahead (I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me -- E.W. Howe)
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To: Rummyfan

This guy actually supports “Hate Speech” regulations. He doesn’t respect the constitution at all.


12 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:51 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

Just a Stupid Little Boy

13 posted on 04/20/2007 10:30:29 AM PDT by bmwcyle ( Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: Thunder90
Abortion is also out of date. If liberals believe the RKBA is out of date, then their pet beliefs are out of date as well. Gotcha!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

14 posted on 04/20/2007 10:30:39 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Thunder90

Yes, more liberal horse-s***


15 posted on 04/20/2007 10:31:02 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Thunder90

This idiot IS obsolete!

My ‘favorite’ part: “Let us reason together.”
Sure, and we can embrace the criminals to reason too, uh?


16 posted on 04/20/2007 10:31:56 AM PDT by elpinta (Tagline temporarily out of service)
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To: Thunder90

I can’t say what I think because I would be banned.


17 posted on 04/20/2007 10:32:28 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Thunder90

How else will I protect my household from liberals?


18 posted on 04/20/2007 10:33:14 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Thunder90
We no longer live in tight-knit farming villages where family solidarity is vital.

That's right, family solidarity has no value anymore. It's no wonder the sad state of our culture, beginning with the breakdown of the family, is actually encouraged by liberals and the government programs they support.

The culture war is real.

19 posted on 04/20/2007 10:33:30 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: elpinta

Remember, he wants to negoiatate with Al Queida.


20 posted on 04/20/2007 10:34:07 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90
American history has been and continues to be riddled with tragedies caused by gun violence.

THE BIGGEST LIE IN THE WHOLE PIECE!..........American history has been and continues to be riddled with tragedies caused by EVIL individuals with guns USED ON AN INCREASINGLY UN-ARMED AND DOCILE POPULACE!

21 posted on 04/20/2007 10:34:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: Thunder90
Schlusselberg is just a typical brainwashed liberal. There’s not a single unique or new idea in his head.
22 posted on 04/20/2007 10:35:15 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Thunder90

The First Amendment is out of date. We should repeal it, so we can jail writers like this who attack other parts of the Bill of Rights.


23 posted on 04/20/2007 10:35:55 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: Thunder90
Dems appear to be going for the daily double by tossing out both the first and second amendments.
24 posted on 04/20/2007 10:37:18 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Thunder90
From their website:

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Wonder if my comment's going to make it up there.
25 posted on 04/20/2007 10:37:22 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Thunder90

The argument that trumps everything (I think) is that the citizenry is to remained armed in case they need it against a tyrannical GOVERNMENT. There is NO guarantee against that as history has proven, the 2nd amendment must stay forever for that reason ONLY.


26 posted on 04/20/2007 10:37:29 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Thunder90
Since “journalists” are now openly anti-American, maybe we should rethink that freedom of the press thing. Hey it makes as much sense as this idiots rambling
27 posted on 04/20/2007 10:37:58 AM PDT by sticker
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To: Thunder90
If these lunatics will follow a law that says they can't have guns, why don't we pass a law that says they can't shoot and kill people?

Oh, wait...

28 posted on 04/20/2007 10:38:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Thunder90

You left out the funniest part of this article:

“Max Schlusselberg ... is a freshman majoring in journalism.”


29 posted on 04/20/2007 10:39:40 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: Thunder90

So ... according to the author of the article when I have a skunk in my hen house, a coyote in my pasture, or a cow with a broken leg ... I’m supposed to deal with these situations with a bow and arrow. Or a ball bat. Brilliant.

Ann


30 posted on 04/20/2007 10:39:59 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (Children are a blessing ...)
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To: Thunder90
Still, I feel the dividend of this seemingly drastic alternative will save many more lives compared to hiding behind an archaic amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Interesting that he is apparently accepting that the 2nd means exactly what it says.

I have no problem at all with someone proposing the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. It requires another amendment to do so, and we can fight that out openly.

Opponents only become a huge problem when they convince activist judges to rewrite the Constitution in chambers, then announce that we must all forever abide by their unilateral decision.

31 posted on 04/20/2007 10:40:16 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: Thunder90

BTW, what an atrociously written article.

Almost every sentence is ambiguous to some extent, and he obviously uses word A in many places where he meant to use word B.

What a joke.


32 posted on 04/20/2007 10:41:20 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: bamahead

You have no idea how right you are. Madison is the San Francisco of the Midwest.


33 posted on 04/20/2007 10:41:21 AM PDT by Sulsa (Duncan Hunter in '08!)
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To: Thunder90
President Bush allowed the federal ban on assault rifles to expire in 2004.

It was Congress that allowed the "assault rifle ban" to expire; President Bush said he would sign a renewal if it was passed.

Whoever imagined that we could defeat smallpox, malaria or polio?

Uhhhh, malaria and polio aren't defeated.

The “right to bear arms” should become something that exists only in history textbooks ...

The "right to bear arms" has existed since the dawn of time, and will exist until the end of time. All he can do is hope to legislate away the freedom to exercise that right.

34 posted on 04/20/2007 10:41:57 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Still, I feel the dividend of this seemingly drastic alternative ...

See... here is is problem right here..... He's not "thinking" at all.

35 posted on 04/20/2007 10:43:21 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: Thunder90
Second Amendment out of date.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Tell that to the 32 dead people and see what they say.

36 posted on 04/20/2007 10:47:13 AM PDT by Candor7
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To: Thunder90
"That guy has no concept of the Constitution."

He doesn't care about the Constitution because like all lefties, he wants to transform this country into the envisioned utopia ruled by a dictatorship who can enforce the "utopian" values.

37 posted on 04/20/2007 10:48:34 AM PDT by penowa (NO more Bushes; NO more Clintons EVER!)
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To: 68skylark

““Max Schlusselberg ... is a freshman majoring in journalism.””

Yeah, Spin & Lie 101


38 posted on 04/20/2007 10:49:23 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Thunder90
A hit piece done by the pride & joy of the liberal eduKational syzStem.

Forget about the old-fashioned crap called the "Constitution" after all it dont sit or fit well in our "FEEL GOOD" society. All they want to focus on are:

1. Gays are the most evolved form of humaity and everyone else must bow to their superiority

2. Tradional values are obsolete and must be thrown out along with the old writings & legal precedents that supported them.

39 posted on 04/20/2007 10:49:41 AM PDT by prophetic
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To: Thunder90

Max Schlusselberg - Kapo, Oven Jew

40 posted on 04/20/2007 10:54:50 AM PDT by 10mm
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To: Thunder90

Remember this April 19th (Waco Anniversary): the BATF is the Armed Forces of the international Gun Control lobby!


41 posted on 04/20/2007 10:58:51 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Thunder90

It’s still in the Constitution. It’s still the law of the land.

Have a nice day.


42 posted on 04/20/2007 10:59:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: 68skylark

“Max Schlusselberg ... is a freshman majoring in journalism.”

Just some dopey kid.


43 posted on 04/20/2007 10:59:53 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Cloverfarm
or a cow with a broken leg ... I’m supposed to deal with these situations with a bow and arrow

It's Wisconsin...he'll tell you to milk them.
44 posted on 04/20/2007 11:00:05 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Thunder90
Max Schlusselberg (schlusselberg@wisc.edu) is a freshman majoring in journalism.

His smirking face and academic experience (such as it is) match the erudition of his words.
45 posted on 04/20/2007 11:00:05 AM PDT by Captain Rhino ( Dollars spent in India help a friend; dollars spent in China arm an enemy.)
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To: Thunder90

“2nd Amendment out of date”

I keep going to the clerk’s office to see if marriage
license has expired, and they keep saying `No’.


46 posted on 04/20/2007 11:02:12 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Thunder90

Just another college dumba$$ writing in another dumba$$ college newspaper.


47 posted on 04/20/2007 11:04:45 AM PDT by Viking Ski Bum
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To: Thunder90
Heck, even Forrest Gump was smart enough to figure out that sometimes, sh!t just happens.

48 posted on 04/20/2007 11:05:18 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.)
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To: Grunthor

Yep They seem to think that if all guns
are outlawed, the modern outlaws will obey
the law and NOT obtain weapons! Idiots.
Besides, he suggests the ridiculous premise
that our society no longer faces the Wild
West dangers of roaming animals and maurading
savages. Those are pretty apt nomenclatures
for the Manson’s, Speck’s, Gacy’s, Bundy’s and
Cho’s.


49 posted on 04/20/2007 11:06:48 AM PDT by Grendel9
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To: All

If you Google the author’s name, you’ll find that he has written several articles/columns for the Badger Herald that mark him as a member of the fascist left right down the line, from hating Pres. Bush, to decrying the war, to trivializing Saddam’s death, to global warming, and so on. In other words, he’s your average jounalism major. Nothing special about this clown.


50 posted on 04/20/2007 11:07:18 AM PDT by DPMD (dpmd)
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