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Posted: 9/6/2001 10:05:33 AM EDT
its a long read. can any of you historians comment on their 'interpretation' of the true meaning of the second amendment? http://www.vpc.org/studies/ashcont.htm
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 10:12:57 AM EDT
[url]www.vpc.org/studies/ashcont.htm[/url] [:D]
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 10:28:04 AM EDT
Lies, lies, lies. All lies. And I didn't even read it. How's that for being closed-minded? [:D]
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 10:30:31 AM EDT
well, too long to read now, but the half i did read was a load of biased crap! the vpc is using case-precedents from the supreme court that if read by members of this site, would surely create violent gastronomical response! [puke] it only proves that the SCOTUS was at one time run by antis, and that their findings, although legally DEFINE the Constitution, were plainly un-Constitutional. [V] p.s. Libertyof76, you reading this???
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 2:34:16 PM EDT
Their interpretation of Miller is excessively expansive for their side. The case didn't hinge on whether Frank Miller was a member of the National Guard (he wasn't.) It had to do with the nature of the arm, a sawed off shotgun. If they wanted to limit arms to the national guard they could have simply noted that he wasn't a member, then knocked off early for beers. See Halbrook's discussion of the VPC letter at [url]http://www.nraila.org/media/misc/halbrookresp.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 3:47:56 PM EDT
By forcing what the NRA's Baker termed "a distinct shift" inconsistent with Justice Department policy on the Second Amendment that can be traced back more than 65 years, to Republican and Democratic administrations alike, Attorney General Ashcroft has opened up every federal restriction on the acquisition and possession of firearms to a constitutional challenge
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^I sure hope he is right. Reading the VPC article has made me realize that I need to carefully think through my position about felons owning firearms. I think the discussion we had about the limits of the 2nd ammendment was a good start. [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=48852[/url]
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 5:59:17 PM EDT
Halbrook did a good analysis of the 2nd Am. and the holes in VPC's argument. He would be a good lawyer for the fund [:)]
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