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Repeal the Second Amendment.

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Then the tide turned. We elected a conservative president who was a fundamentalist about the Second Amendment, among other things.

He told us it was "Morning in America." But it wasn't morning in America; it was High Noon at the OK Corral.

And then they shot him.

If we can't repeal the Second Amendment, let's at least restate it in honest words reflecting contemporary realities.

"A fully-armed populace being necessary to defend the state from a fully-armed populace, congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to shoot holes in one another, whenever the mood takes them."

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Here in California we protect the young. The y... by Allan Goldstein on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 6:26:13 AM
Bill Johnson should speak out and contradict you, ... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 5:36:08 PM
I work as a civilian in a local police departmen... by Alex Howard on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 9:53:54 AM
The only flaw I can find with this periodic writer... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:02:21 AM
How do you "know" this? By what yardstick? Becau... by Stuart Chisholm on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:18:43 PM
Which "this" ? Compared to countries with fewer g... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:07:20 PM
With a heavy load of abashment for my unconscionab... by Allan Goldstein on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 6:35:59 AM
Hold the abashment. Those who are kept kidnapped ... by Robert S. Becker on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 10:52:48 AM
Why should we stop with the Second Amendment? The... by Bob Sharf on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:22:27 PM
For someone with "Nothing much to say," you seem t... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 5:21:30 PM
Bob in this forum I'm not sure if the sarcasm is s... by Bill Franklin on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:14:51 AM
I do not believe the 2nd Amendment needs to be rep... by Dennis Kaiser on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 6:26:54 PM
I have berated more than one 'dork' for walking do... by Bill Franklin on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 7:32:55 AM
Actually, today's National Guard are paid professi... by Stuart Chisholm on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:23:22 PM
It is not true that the 2nd Amendment "assures we ... by E. J. N. on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 6:49:23 PM
Then why do actual court records contradict this n... by Stuart Chisholm on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:26:36 PM
Apparently you did not read what I wrote. The issu... by E. J. N. on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:48:52 PM
Children should be protected and nurtured. Only a... by Bill Franklin on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:12:25 AM
"What guarantee can you offer that the government ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 8:02:33 AM
Before you state that civilians with firearms are ... by Bill Franklin on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 8:18:36 AM
Something else he is not considering is that we th... by Bill Johnson on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:30:09 AM
Considered, and rejected. You don't get to take ov... by J. Edward Tremlett on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:28:57 PM
" I don't see that any of these empires have manag... by J. Edward Tremlett on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:31:59 PM
The Rifle on the Wall: A Left Argument for Gun R... by Chris Cook on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:57:46 AM
"That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage... by Chris Cook on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 1:18:05 PM
Ho..lee...CATS! This is about the dumbest rant I'... by Stuart Chisholm on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:13:07 PM
Granted, the article is over the top in its obviou... by E. J. N. on Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:32:22 PM
"Granted, the article is over the top in its obvio... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:36:28 PM
Robert, I agree with the article's basic thrust, b... by E. J. N. on Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 7:32:03 PM
There are other laws, separate from personal gun o... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Jul 4, 2014 at 10:51:19 AM
Why doesn't the writer mention that deaths & injur... by Alec Aardvark on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:16:07 PM
My sister was shot by a normal guy with a legal ha... by Vernon Huffman on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 10:12:24 PM
Every time an anti-rights turd regurgitates this m... by TEE BONE on Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 3:10:32 PM
No reasonable person is suggesting that citizens d... by E. J. N. on Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 7:48:49 PM
I am impressed (if that's the word) you try to "re... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Jul 4, 2014 at 10:58:14 AM