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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
Member Since: Thu Dec 02, 2021
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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Italy has a gun culture but no mass shootings
Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 at 05:10:37 pm EDT (Viewed 181 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Italy has a gun culture but no mass shootings
Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 at 09:26:27 pm EDT (Viewed 187 times)



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    The argument their guns can protect them from the government is so ridiculous I question the validity of the source (it has to be a joke). I mean, unless the people starts to own tanks, war ships, fighter jets and nukes, I don't see how they can even be relevant at all.



An article from 2013:
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/65_see_gun_rights_as_protection_against_tyranny


This is one of those areas where originalism would lead us astray. The framers of the Constitution were very concerned about states' rights. It's highly plausible that they intended the 2nd Amendment to do exactly what it says - allow for state militias - with the underlying assumption that these militias would stand as a bulwark against federal tyranny. But how relevant is that today? In our world today, the federal government has control of an army so formidable that it would slaughter any number of "minute men" armed with semi-automatic rifles.





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