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To: marktwain
The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan

Maybe that's why it's called the "Sullivan law", ya think??

I guess most younger people don't remember, or more likely, never knew that, but I'm plenty old enough (75). NYC's gun laws are clearly in violation of the 2nd Amendment according to the USSC's 2 recent recent decisions in the D.C vs Heller and Chicago vs McDonald. Both decisions affirmed the 2nd Amendment as the law of the land, and that it actually means what it clearly says rather than the spurious interpretation that our anti-gun, anti-Constitution critics claim that it means.

But neither the D.C, Chicago, NYC, nor many other big cities plus some entire states are abiding by those decisions. So what more can be done other than a full scale citizen's armed revolt against the laws enacted by the elected officials of those municipalities and states? That would be an open invitation to the feds to intervene with military force no matter which party happened to hold the Oval Office at the time, and there's no way that citizens armed with shotguns, deer rifles, and bottle bombs could withstand modern US military forces equipped with vastly superior weaponry and training. A president is duty bound to enforce USSC decisions by armed force if all else fails, as illustrated by Eisenhower's intervention in 1950's era Little Rock. But the day will never come when a Democrat President will do his/her duty on the 2nd Amendment issue.

Bottom line, unless we gun rights advocates can't win at the ballot box the 2nd A isn't worth the parchment it's written on. I hope all gun owners and all Americans everywhere who revere the Constitution will remember that on the 1st Tuesday in November.

4 posted on 09/16/2012 12:17:18 PM PDT by epow (I stand redeemed by the blood of the lamb)
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To: epow
I hope all gun owners and all Americans everywhere who revere the Constitution will remember that on the 1st Tuesday in November.

Agreed. We are still working to restore the Constitution in the courts, and are making some progress.

7 posted on 09/16/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: epow
The bottom line, unless we gun rights advocates can't win win at the ballot box, the 2ndA ain't worth the parchment it is printed on.

Couple things wrong with this. (1) Grammatical--delete [can't]. "Unless" means "if not". You have inadvertantly negated the protasis.

(2) The 2ndA is a paper instrument. It's force rests upon arms and the willingness of the people to use them to preserve a free state.

Paper instruments are preferable, if they work. But the ultimate responsibility rests with armed Americans who value freedom, even if they are a political minority.

9 posted on 09/17/2012 4:31:49 AM PDT by nonsporting
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