Right to Bear Arms essay not up at USINFO.STATE.GOV


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Michigander
November 23, 2004, 03:17 AM
Graystar's thread about "the People" and "individual rights" got me to browsing the internet. I came across this interesting webiste titled:

International Infromation Programs
USINFO.STATE.GOV (http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/rightsof/homepage.htm)

So I'm browsing around and click on the "Right to Bear Arms (http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/rightsof/arms.htm)" chapter. What does it say?
(The accompanying essay is under review.)
Every other chapter has nice long essays. I checked. But not this one. Hmmm? I wonder how long this site has been up and this chapter has been empty? I'm going to put it in my favorites and check on it once in a while. Maybe it's all new and they just haven't got to it yet. Or maybe it's been up for a couple of years and it will never be posted. Is it just a coincidence that this particular chapter is missing? You think?

Interesting, no?

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Michigander
November 23, 2004, 03:23 AM
Hmmm.... Read just a bit and with quotes like:

Rights, while often perceived as absolute, are never static or unchanging.

I'm going to have read some more. Not now though. Later...

M1911Owner
November 23, 2004, 03:24 AM
As a scientific wild-assed guess, it might be because the new Secretary of State has a bit different take on RKBA than the last one. :)

Fletchette
November 23, 2004, 03:32 AM
Rights, while often perceived as absolute, are never static or unchanging.

I suppose "unalienable" and "shall not be infringed" are flexible too. :scrutiny:

Brett Bellmore
November 23, 2004, 07:55 AM
That essay's been "under review" for most of a year now, it was taken down after complaints by gun owners that it was deceptively anti-gun.

here's (http://web.archive.org/web/20040221180510/http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/rightsof/arms.htm) an archived version of the essay, from before it got removed.

Michigander
November 23, 2004, 11:49 AM
Thanks Brett. I'll be reading that as soon as I can.

So more than a year, eh? Interesting.

Michigander
November 23, 2004, 11:25 PM
I could only read that drivel for a few paragraphs until my dinner began to protest.

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