LowbrowDeluxe: God I hate open carry farkwards. They're AT LEAST as pathetically douchebag edgy as I was in my 80's spiky punk phase. "What do you think you're looking at? You got a problem? Why does everyone gotta hassle me? I'm so persecuted just because I want to walk around with 20 pounds of dangerous metal stuck through my clothing." The difference being, I was a teenager and they all suck, and I grew out of it.
Somacandra: I think even Wal-Mart draws the line at loaded and ready AR-15's being worn around the store just for kicks.
"Pffft! Rank amateur."
thamike: demaL-demaL-yeH: Concealed carry is cowardice squared.?
lewismarktwo: thamike: demaL-demaL-yeH: Concealed carry is cowardice squared.?(He's a troll, shhh don't tell anyone)
Bucky Katt: FTFA: his camera man claims the recording is for Holcomb's "safety."He's armed and STILL scared.
Cataholic: The Constitution says nothing about judicial interpretation.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood nods approvingly.
Witty_Retort: owns about a dozen guns: rifles, shotguns and pistols in a gun safe
Ned Stark: I'm pretty happy with the bill of rights. If I were rewriting the constitution its probably the only thing that would stay.Well maybe no 10. Federalism is dead.Or 3, because its silly.
The Name: Mercutio74: The Name: You know, when a society's relationship with firearms becomes so obsessive and dysfunctional that it feels it needs to arm and train its children in public schools . . . maybe it's time to apply that amendment process to the second amendment.Good luck with that. There are far too many individuals in the US who seem to think that being able to own a gun will protect them from government tyranny or something.Yeah, I know I'm beating my head against a wall.
Deep Contact: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'd love to know the name of his well-regulated militia.Well regulated meant it was in working order back when it was written.
Cold_Sassy: demaL-demaL-yeH: ...Concealed carry is cowardice squared.Stop pissing your pants, pay attention to your surroundings, and don't walk around an armed douchebag.Stop being so stupid. Not everybody is the iron man/he-man that you are. Are you bullet-proof?If you're a 5'4" 120# woman, I call it leveling the playing field.
HindiDiscoMonster: Take up arms against the United States British Empire, and you will be on the wrong end of the M-16 or M-24 musket I'll bear in response to treason.I'll bet that's exactly the same argument the continental congress had too.
demaL-demaL-yeH: Unorganized militia" is not only an oxymoron, it's dangerous to the security of this country.
LordJiro: Oh, are you one of those people who think the 2nd Amendment is in any way relevant when it comes to fighting tyranny in this day and age? That's cute.
USP .45: Oxygen_Thief: notice the part about a well regulated militia..we have a well regulated militia the National GuardThe National Guard is federalized, and was done so relatively recently. You're going to imply that the intent was to have federal troops insure that there would be no tyranny in the newly founded republic? L M A O.In other words you're implying that 2A should basically be interpreted as, "the central government's military should be allowed to bear arms, no one else." hahahaha, oh wow.
taurusowner: bearing arms
taurusowner: You don't have to like the fact that bearing arms is a Constitutionally protected right. But that's the neat thing about rights and about the Constitution. They're most needed and most useful especially when people don't want others to have those rights. The Bill of Rights was written down just in case people in the future didn't like others doing certain things and tried to force them to stop. Bearing arms was one of those things. So it was listed just so that we in the future are fully aware that others have the right to bear arms, not only if we don't like it, but especially if we don't like it.
taurusowner: Do private property rights allow you to torture and kill another person as long as it's on your property?Do private property rights allow you to rob another of their property as long as it happens on your property?Do private property rights allow you refuse publicly offered services to citizens of certain races, as long as it's on your property?The fact is Americans have a number of rights. Some of them were specifically spelled out in the Constitution. And part of a State being a member of the Unites States is the concept that the Bill of Rights is applied equally to those States as it is federally. The law says "you can do lots of things, but you can't do things that infringe on the Constitutional rights of others". The whole "your right to swing your fist ends at my nose" idea.So private property rights do indeed cover a lot of things and give the owner of said property the right to enforce their will on that property.......until that will conflicts with someone else's Constitutional rights. Then it becomes a violation of civil liberties.And nothing about the open carry movement is trying to remove a property owners right to remove someone from their property if they desire. This is the basis of trespassing laws, which remain intact open carry or not. And this pastor did indeed politely leave the Wal-Mart property after being requested to do so, in compliance with private property rights and trespassing law.
taurusowner: Good for him. The bearing of arms is a Constitutional right. Might open carry upset some people? Yep. Well so did seeing an African American sitting at a table in a diner some time back. But they protested in the open and did things that some people might have thought outrageous. They did it to make it so their rights were recognized. And this citizen is doing the same. And yes, the two issues are similar. Citizens have a number of Rights protected by the Constitution. And one of them is peaceful protesting and demonstrating to ensure the rest of the rights remain recognized. The peaceful bearing of arms as an act of public education and demonstration is his right, and I for one am happy to see him exercise it.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Somacandra: I think even Wal-Mart draws the line at loaded and ready AR-15's being worn around the store just for kicks.It's funny that the ardent defenders of the 2nd amendment want so badly to repeal private property rights that allow businesses the freedom to determine whether or not they allow guns on the property.And by funny, I mean very, very sad.
vygramul: Eomer in Lord of the Rings, Dr. McCoy in the new Star Treks, the CIA agent in RED, the unfaithful Necromonger commander in Chronicles of Riddick, the protagonist in the Rock's rather bad movie Doom...
Bonanza Jellybean: Also, did the article really require all that handwringing over the existence of handguns?
nmrsnr: I think I saw that movie:Just kidding. No one saw that movie.
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