TPINK: While I understand your reasoning, I do not agree with it. I ask you, have you read any of the apologies of Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, etc. concerning their reasoning for the amendment?
Thank God that the Tories did not view their situation against the greatest army and navy in the world (in their time). We whipped them.
Also, you might consider Posse Comitatus . . . The military is specifically excluded from being used as a military or police force against citizens on American soil. This exclusion remains even in the NDAA.
Yes, a force of 100 million or so protesters CAN be successful against our gov't if our gov't continues to oppress our fellow citizens.
By the way, I do not have an AR-15. I much prefer my M 14, much more powerful, much more reliable, and easier to use than the AR 15. It is an excellent deer rifle.
Last time I checked, most elementary grades DO have playtime.
Actually, if this student had pointed the TOY at my child I would assume they were PLAYING. To report or suspend a student because they "offended" someone's sensibilities is just plain crazy.
I believe in safety, I do NOT believe in hounding a child and telling them what to do with their imaginations.
It is interesting that you and some of those who reply to your comment so patently ignore the writings of the framers of the constitution and the 2nd amendment. You know . . . those guys like Jefferson, Adams, etc. Those who specifically wrote that the 2nd amendment really was intended to to allow citizens to own and posses firearms in order to respond to a gov't gone awry.
It is interesting because you cling to only the parts of the constitution with which you agree.
What can we learn from this kind of argument? We learn that the founding document of this country and the writers of the document were not quite as smart or far-seeing as you. Therefore, you and a few others should be allowed to rewrite it as you see fit.
"Explain" what exactly? Explain that only certain toys are allowed as playthings? Explain that a childs toys (and by extension, their imaginations) should only be those that do not offend someone's senses or political bent? This is just plain nuts!
Oklahoma suspended a 5 year old because she had a piece of paper her grandfather had torn into the shape of a gun and with which she played "cops & robbers." There are a multitude of these types of occurences in which simple little children suffer because they were playing and not hurting anyone.
They (whoever they are. Maybe should be "we") are not simply redirecting children's thoughts. we are creating a thought police.
Authorities could factor in the cost of fixing the damage and writing code to stop future incursions. Doing that, they would come up with more than enough to up the charge to a felony for each of them.
Well, your statement is already specious and an outright unbelievable tale. You do own an automobile, right? They kill a heck of a lot more people, including children and infants, than firearms. . . .
Really, tell that to the man stationed on his roof protecting his business from rioters during the Katrina episode. . . . I too have over 30 years in the military and find your statement somehow, rings untrue.
He is not making an attempt to fix gun violence, he is trying to plafde the United States in such a situation as to surrender this country without a shot fired.
So, that means she also knows more than an MD ?
She wrote that she has a medical license, that could mean something as simple as a "nurse aide" certification. . . .
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