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Armed march across Memorial Bridge… what could possibly go wrong?
  • nom de guerre May 10, 2013 - 10:14 am #72812 Reply

    What does “bear” arms mean to you?

    Captain_Obvious May 10, 2013 - 10:15 am #72813 Reply

    Kev, If you could not have a gun anywhere within DC city limits, then I would agree with you.  If I lived in DC and wanted a gun for home protection, and had no criminal history or mental issues, and still could not get a gun, then yea, I’d be pissed and would say its unconstitutional.

    To you, having a gun is taking it wherever you want, but to others, it may be strictly for home protection and would stay inside all the time.  I grew up with several guns in my house and they were rarely taken out.  If I ever get a gun, it would be for home protection.

    I do agree its silly to not have CCW when 49 other states do.

    Your interpretation is different than mine, clearly, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 10:27 am #72814 Reply

    Captain Obvious, if your right to free spech, guaranteed in the first amendment, is limited to your home, would you say you have a right to free speech?

    Captain_Obvious May 10, 2013 - 10:31 am #72815 Reply

    My words don’t go on killing sprees.  My words don’t kill people.

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 10:32 am #72816 Reply

    CO: We were told that a video posted on youtube caused the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.

     

    Embassies were burned and people were killed over Mohammed cartoons printed by a Danish Magazine, then others.

     

    People were killed whena  pastor in FL threatened to burn a Koran.

     

    We’re told that words have consequences that can cause people have a world away to get killed.

     

    So should free speech be limited to your home since words can kill?

    Captain_Obvious May 10, 2013 - 11:05 am #72826 Reply

    EVERY example you just gave didn’t happen in the US.  And the Benghazi thing wasn’t because of a video, no matter what was said.

    In these references, did the words actually kill someone?  I mean, did someone literally say a word and that person immediately dropped to the ground and die?

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 11:14 am #72832 Reply

    The words caused people to go out and kill, so we’re told.

    You’re also probably not in acceptance of the “fighting words” exception to the first amendment. The legal system views words as causing people to kill others.

     

    Do you deny that inciting riots can lead to people getting killed? Don’t the words kill people?

     

     

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 11:16 am #72834 Reply

    Oh, since cars aren’t even in the constution, and kill more people than guns, should cars be restricted to use only in your own neighborhood on private streets?

    KalashniKEV May 10, 2013 - 11:24 am #72837 Reply

    If I lived in DC and wanted a gun for home protection, and had no criminal history or mental issues…

    OK, so if you jumped through all the hoops and did all that, and then wanted to exercise your Second Amendment right to bear arms, in the District of Columbia, what would happen to you?

     

    Dezlboy May 10, 2013 - 11:25 am #72839 Reply

    @KalashniKEV

    You wrote, “but… antisemantic, if that’s a thing.” Look here, Mr KEV, We don’t need to degrade any religion in this…..

    Oh! “anti semantic” Nevermind :-)

    (hehehe….just had to!)

    KalashniKEV May 10, 2013 - 11:31 am #72841 Reply

    CO is the leading antisemantist on ARLnow.com.

    ;)

    Captain_Obvious May 10, 2013 - 11:44 am #72842 Reply

    If I were in my home, I would be fine.  If I took it to Adams Morgan, not so much.

    @NS, yes cars should be restricted to neighborhoods, that way, we can build more trolleys and everyone will just ride trolleys all over this area.  Feel good moment for all !

    KalashniKEV May 10, 2013 - 12:07 pm #72857 Reply

    If I were in my home, I would be fine.  If I took it to Adams Morgan, not so much.

    OK, so if you were to bear arms, you wouldn’t be “fine” you would be arrested.

    Do you call up Francis X. O’Leary and say, “What do you mean by PAY my Real Estate taxes? Let’s ignore that word completely. I HAVE taxes, I just got your bill. Isn’t that good enough? Am I ‘fine’ with the law then?”

    Captain_Obvious May 10, 2013 - 12:13 pm #72858 Reply

    No really, lets just agree to disagree on our interpretation.  Is it federal law for every state to have CCW ?  Is that clearly defined ?  If it is, why do some states feel the need to require a permit for CCW and others do not ?  Is there a pending case for the Supreme Court against DC to have a CCW law ?

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 12:24 pm #72859 Reply

    CO If we limit gay rights to just within the home, and not in public, that would not impact free speech, would it?

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