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The Best 2nd Amendment Article Ever?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by BADUNAME4, Dec 30, 2005.

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  1. BADUNAME4

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    Can anyone direct me to the best short and concise article, letter to the editor or op/ed ever written that defends the Right to Keep and Bear Arms? I've written some good ones myself, but I'm just looking for the absolute best one ever that most fence sitters can casually read, understand and embrace. Thanks.
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    You sometimes have a middle-of-the-road voter or even a slightly left voter ask you for an article about gun control, etc. I don't like to point them to the NRA site or even an obvious conservative site. They are just going to think that everything is somehow being distorted or lied about. In those cases, I like to send them to a Salon piece that appeared years ago. The author is a woman. She isn't a member of the NRA. She doesn't even own a gun. But she lays out a whole bunch of statistics that the gun control crowd would hope to avoid. There are some things she says that I don't agree with but overall it is really a super article to point the "undecideds" toward.

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2000/03/13/guns/index.html

    It is titled: "When Liberals Lie About Guns."

    It is multiple pages so be sure and click on the next link at the bottom of each page.

    Gregg
     
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    That salon article is excellent! Thanks.
     
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    Just one? This is tough, but for a fencesitter, I would nominate:

    Sanford Levinson, The Embarrassing Second Amendment, 99 Yale Law Journal 637 (1989). You can read it here: http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/embar.html

    Anything by Halbrook is great but probably not best for a fencesitter. I can give you many other cites if you wish.
     
  11. BADUNAME4

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    I'm wiping my eyes right now.
     
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    ALS, I'm confused. Why are you whipping your eyes?

    Whipping through the article? In interest or boredom?

    I can give you other stuff if you want.
     
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    Because I'm so happy how you've all responded to my request.;) They're tears of joy.
     
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    *smacks head*

    Oh, you mean "wipe", right? El Tejon, confused by a typo--hilarity ensues.:banghead:
     
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    My mistake. Edited. Might purchase a gun today. Ordered a NAA .22LR Mini Revolver with the new boot grips. I know, but they're cool.
     
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    I think the Second Amendment is one thing and the RKBA is another.

    If you want to support the individual RKBA, the right to CCW or shoot burglars or whatever, then there are lots of statistics which show that guns make us safer ... or you might talk about the fundamental right to self defense or that kind of thing.

    And if you want to support the Second Amendment, then I think it becomes a matter of establishing that free government is superior to monarchy, and that free government requires an armed people.

    But if you attempt to roll it all into one issue, and try to prove that the Second Amendment protects our individual right to CCW and shoot burglars or whatever, then I think you would no longer be pushing the RKBA or the Second Amendment but rather be pushing an extremist view of the 14th Amendment.
     
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    Hugh,

    If you use one to support the other I would agree. But if you support a limited view of one as a means of discrediting the other I would respectfully disagree.

    Great references posted above, Thanks to all.

    Regards,
     
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    Hugh, you're off topic for this thread.

    Northern, don't goad him.
     
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    This is turning into a good collection.

    On a slightly different note, here is one that explains why someone could be a pro-gun single-issue voter. Essentially, if the candidate is afraid of inanimate objects or if he doesn't want me to have one, the view cascades to several other key voting issues.

    https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Editorial-Page.htm?InfoNo=000059
     
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    I wonder if it is the same arguement; that maybe robbery, rape and murder are oppression and tyranny on a smaller scale. I'm armed either way so it doesn't matter much to me.
     
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    No I am not, Geekw/45, and I do not see "moderator" by your name.

    The topic is the best 2nd Amendment article, in the body it said the best defense of the RKBA, I suggested that these were two different things, and I think that was perfectly on topic. I meant to be constructive, and you are off topic complaining about my post.
     
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    Hugh,

    Considering that you didn't offer any articles as per the thread starters request, and that you actually did offer more of (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=171434) I think my claim is reasonable.

    I'm not going to derail this thread any further, you wanna talk about it, take it to PM.
     
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