Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
My my, you REALLY should get on with that course in reading comprehension.....
Such personal comments indicate you are becoming frustrated in your argument.
I never once said the first phrase was unimportant, I simply said it did not in any way modify the second phrase.......full stop.
Which is another way of saying the first phrase is unimportant to the meaning of the last phrase.
And "well-regulated" means "working well".....which means trained and used to the use and carrying of arms.......thus the requirement for private ownership.
A militia is a military force which is more than a bunch of guys carrying guns in their pickups. A military force, for it to "work well" must have systems of discipline and command which are totally lacking from the Utopia dreamed of by gun nuttters.
And it is FREE state, the word you leep leaving out...(no surprise there)
Free or not, the 2nd Amendment is still about secuirty of the state.
And it all does not in any way modify "The right of the PEOPLE (not the state) to keep AND BEAR (that means carry) arms shall NOT BE INFRINGED.
It does does however put the writers' intentions into context which you carefully avoid.
You just don't get it....I get the feeling you are being purposely obtuse.
Thats the problem with prosthelytizing, some folks just plain refuse to believe the Earth floats on the back of a giant turtle.
I feel like I am explaining nuclear physics to my cocker spaniel.
I dont know how smart your cocker spaniel is, maybe smarter than you think. For example would he understand "Pee in the corner again, I will kick your ****"? Is he smart enough to know not to pee in the corner or will he be expecting a kick up his ****?
Quote: Originally Posted by ironsides
You are exactly right, what other country allows it. Any other country wants to allow it, do it, pass laws to do so if you trust your citizens as we do ours. (nuclear stuff not included)
I can think of very few countries where ownership of firearms is absolutely prohibited though most recognise the safety issues and require a system or licencing, registration and (hopefully) training.
Incidently, anyone who thinks uncrontrolled free availability of firearms to everyone who can afford them ensures peace and harmony in society should go and live in such a country. I can recommend Somalia and Afghanistan, Pakistan too.