GUN Agree or Disagree?

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  1. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    What what are the ramifications of your agreement or disagreement to an argument about the 2nd Amendment?

     
  2. Jas0n

    Jas0n Антихрист

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    Agree. A person's ability to defend himself isn't predicated on military training in the absolute sense. Further, I'm not a fan of the idea of having to pass some qualification in order to exercise what amounts to a natural right... I'm thinking this could be equated to making people pass some (presumably government-determined) English qualification test before expressing a political opinion.

    That being said, a person who seeks out training is doing himself and the world around him a fantastic favor.
     
  3. fatmoocow

    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    This statement could be similarly compared to: the burden placed on the people to go through the process of reading as often as might be necessary to become literate would be a serious inconvenience.

    No one would question that we should teach kids to read. Hell this isn't even in the bill of rights, but every child is forced to go to some sort of schooling. How many total hours do we spend teaching kids to read? How many hours do we spend teaching them some very obscure math and science that never get's used? Even better how many hours do we spend teaching dodgeball?

    Now compare that to USMC boot camp of 13 weeks. Fucking sniper training is only an additional 8 weeks. Let's say you take this statement literally as the government would force everyone to train. That's basically 1 summer to make a marine. Doesn't seem that much of a burden, particularly considering you'd have an entire country of bad asses. If you stretched this out over lets say all of jr. high and high school, you could literally send everyone through light engineering, sniper training, simple medical training, etc.
     
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    The enforcement of such an idea is precisely the sort of deprivation of freedom that the second amendment would allow me to resist.
     

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