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NoNukes
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Message 173 of 236 (668846)
07-24-2012 9:23 PM
Reply to: Message 172 by DevilsAdvocate
07-24-2012 9:08 PM


Re: Gun control question
So I guess you are saying that over 1900 Police Chiefs, Sherrifs and County Prosecuters are stupid for advocating to renew and strengthen the federal Assault Weapons Ban.
Not stupid. But...
I suspect that law enforcement officers are not all that enamored with how the courts interpret the first, fourth and fifth amendments either. I'm sure that the police have some good reasons for wanting fewer guns on the street, but we cannot always rely on their good intentions as reasons to accept diminshing our rights.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. William Lloyd Garrison

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NoNukes
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Message 176 of 236 (668849)
07-24-2012 10:27 PM
Reply to: Message 175 by DevilsAdvocate
07-24-2012 9:48 PM


Re: Gun control question
Police and military are tax-paying citizens just like yourself. The same rights apply to them as well.
That's fine. But generally speaking, I do not agree with law enforcement's opinion of what my rights ought to be. I'm not stupid enough to disagree with gun control just because the police are for it. In fact, I'm in favor of fairly strict gun control. But I am not the least bit persuaded by some sheriffs view on the matter.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. William Lloyd Garrison

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