2nd Amendment

Racist Revolutionaries: Tea Party Talk of Armed Revolt is Dangerous and Possibly Illegal

Racist Revolutionaries: Tea Party Talk of Armed Revolt is Dangerous and Possibly Illegal
Not that sedition laws were ever a good idea, but it's sickening that people think it's okay to talk about armed revolution because they don't like the black man in the white house, and they're not smart enough to know that folks whose politics disagree with their own are not, in fact, criminals.
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By Golly, Gun Culture in Missouri Is Getting Extreme

By Golly, Gun Culture in Missouri Is Getting Extreme
Numbers tell stories. Based on statistics from 2010, "24/7 Wall St." ranked Missouri eighth for overall gun violence. Missouri had 14 gun injury deaths per each 100,000 people — only 11 states had a higher rate. The story these numbers tell isn't surprising. Almost all of these states are poor, Southern or Western and deep red or getting redder. Missouri isn't quite as poor or — maybe — as red as some, but given the inclinations of the Republicans who run our legislature, we'll soon be charter members of the hard-scrabble, hand-to-mouth, red-state contingent.
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'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct

'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct
Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is clarifying its ban on all guns in response to an incident where Derrick Poe was charged with disorderly conduct for slinging an AR-15 across his back.
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Man Arrested for Carrying AR-15 Around Mall Could Hurt TX AG's Push for Open Carry

A gun store owner in Beaumont faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of disorderly conduct after he walked through Parkdale Mall on December 28th with an AR-15 strapped to his back. The man turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest but he maintains that he did nothing "illegal."
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Why are Guns Constitutionally Protected?

Why are Guns Constitutionally Protected?
A friend of mine fought in Iraq with the 101st Airborne. He says, “If people want to play with guns that badly, let them join the Army,” which, when you think about it, is one kind of a well-regulated militia.
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Jason Stanford
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Guns DO Kill People

I'm really tired of that NRA slogan. Guns DO kill. That's what they're for. They aren't a multi-purpose machine - they're a killing machine. And when they're in the hands of the unbalanced, they're going to be used for their sole purpose.
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It's Time to Lift the Gag Order on Gun Laws

We need to have a national dialogue on Guns. NOW.


The first step is that we have to stop accepting the premise that even asking a question about guns is an affront to the Constitution. None of the amendments to this governing document are unrestricted rights, and that second one is no exception. The Supreme Court has ruled in District of Columbia vs Heller that Americans have the right to possess a firearm. However, it was quite clear that the Second Amendment is not unlimited - "It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."
The Gundamentalists continue to be in denial over that sentence, but that doesn't mean the rest of us have to be.
We can talk about gun laws.
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