one of my friends at school cuts the sleeves off all his shirts. is that what the 2d. amendment is talking about?sorry i had to do it.
Re: Is the right to bear arms worth the death of 33 innocent people?
Quote from: adrenaline on April 24, 2007, 02:51:04 AMRe: Is the right to bear arms worth the death of 33 innocent people?Yes.Bad things happen. They will always happen. To restrict the rights of the overall, law abiding, decent population of a nation to prohibit or at least limit the actions of a few psychopaths is wrong. We don't need "stricter, much stricter, gun controls." We need better human controls. An unstable, unpredictable, violent individual is going to cause harm no matter what. To cut the rights of everybody in an effort to limit him is the wrong way to go about controlling violence.
Oh man, first of all, I didn't say gun control laws WOULD OR WOULD NOT help, so I'm not sure where you're getting this from? I just aked how can you be so sure that gun control laws would not affect the murder rate at all? I mean, aren't murder rates extremely low in countries with gun control laws? What makes you think the same wouldn't happen here?
[...] In America, the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms -- borrowed out of the Elizabethan era in England which granted Protestants the right to bear arms. Interpretations of the meaning of the right are numerous and of many perspectives. What does not seem to be controverted is the fact that, based on when the right to bear arms became part of the law of the United States, it was meant to address a situation where the people would be confronted with foreign aggression and the citizenry -- as a militia -- should be in a position to defend the country. This seems clear from the very wording of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, to wit: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Did you see today the female private part (Queen of England) meet with survivors of the massacre at Virginia Tech?