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Old May 13 2013, 05:03 PM   #202
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
The sole purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to equip a well-regulated militia (which is no longer necessary, now that we have things like the police and the military, which did not exist when the Constitution was written). It was meant to strengthen the government, not weaken or destroy it.
A little American history lesson for Mr. Laser Beam. This is from the National Archives official site.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...of_rights.html

During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. They demanded a "bill of rights" that would spell out the immunities of individual citizens.
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