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To: SJackson
Everything in this article means absolutely nothing, since it is built off a false premise.

False Premise: The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the right to use a gun to hunt.

Truth: The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the right of the people to protect themselves from government.

17 posted on 02/17/2003 6:00:44 AM PST by ez (WHERE'S THE POLLING DATA ON THE ESTRADA FILIBUSTER???)
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To: ez
How exactly is an assault rifle going to protect you from the kind of weapons the DOD has? We could drop a smart bomb on you while you pick up your newspaper from the lawn.

If you ever become an enemy of the state, you'll be screwed and no firearm will save you.
58 posted on 02/17/2003 7:37:54 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: ez
ez,

You have hit the nail on the head! The original article for this thread is totally SELFISH and not worthy of the FREEDOM which the Writer is taking for granted as he merrily throws it away by trusting the Sarah Brady Crew.

The reason my wife and I got our Hunting License was as a starting point to get the training in safe handling of firearms which we wanted for our Self Protection and for our protection from Government, as per the second ammendment.

We then went on to additional courses in Pistol and assorted other firearms for self protection, obtaining FL and PA CCW licenses even though they should not be required according to the Second Ammendment as well as the State Constitution for the State of Ohio.

Ohio is still one of the ramaining "16 Rights Impaired" States, but there have recently been several court cases which ruled that Ohio's ban on CCW is unconstitutional. The cases are now headed to the Ohio Supreme Court and with the newly elected Strict Constructionist Supreme Court Justices, we should have an interesting year in Ohio.

Bottom Line: Hunting is a minor sub-set of the reasons for needing firearms and firearms training in a free society. If we fail to reclaim our Constitutional Rights NOW, we will have failed ourselves and our children in our efforts to preserve the USA as a Free Country.

Refer to http://www.ohioccw.org/
and http://www.jpfo.org/
and http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

for the real reasons to have and to promote Firearms Ownership if we want to stop the future Hitlers and Hillary's!

Looking Up! ([: ^ )

RamS


161 posted on 02/17/2003 12:45:56 PM PST by RamingtonStall (Ride Hard and far! ..... and with GPS, Know where you are!)
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To: ez
False Premise: The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the right to use a gun to hunt.

Real purpose: To separate the hunters from the collectors and the sport shooters. If all firearm owners stick together, the left will not be able to get the laws through congress. OTOH, if a wolf in sheep's clothing says "Oooh, we're hunters, we're not like those crazy gun people" they might be able to split off enough of the firearm owners to let some "much needed sense be brought to the firearms industry." To them, much needed sense means first registration, then confiscation.

The left DOES NOT WANT VIOLENCE IN THIS COUNTRY TO DECREASE! They want people scared enough to run to big brother and say, "please big brother, make me safe!", and they will make us safe, just like they have in England and Australia.

208 posted on 02/17/2003 9:18:36 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: ez
..."this article means absolutely nothing, since it is built off a false premise."

"False Premise: The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the right to use a gun to hunt.

"Truth: The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the right of the people to protect themselves from government."

Actually the 2A is about hunting. The right of the people not to be endangered or oppressed by a tyrannical government implies that when government becomes overbearing and tyrannical, it is open season on government, no tags required.

247 posted on 02/18/2003 4:55:05 PM PST by semaj
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