>From: Samantha Atkins <email@example.com>
>Michael Wiik wrote:
> > Michael Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > It is not a mistake that the socialist partisans here in the US are
> > > biggest supporters of gun control. They know so long as private gun
> > > ownership exists, they can never fully implement their plans.
> > I wonder if the converse is true. As in, conservative partisans, as long
> > as they don't promote gun control themselves, can get away with
> > instituting authoritarian measures. Some claim that the 2nd ammendment
> > helps enforce the others, but if don't touch the 2nd ammendment, it
> > seems you can get away with gutting the rest of the bill of rights.
>Hardly. The entire Bill of Rights is crucial to maintaining a free
Agreed. It's not a case of "enforce just the parts of the
Bill of Rights with which I agree", typical of the disappointing
approach of the ACLU, for example, which _will not take a
gun rights case_ (the Southern California ACLU being the
worst of the lot).
The issue - I agree with L. Neil Smith - is what he calls
"Bill Of Rights Enforcement":
Enforce it... all of it.
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