B.O.R.E. - Re: GUNS: Re: Self Defense

From: Russell Whitaker (russell_whitaker@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 03:48:42 MST

>From: Samantha Atkins <samantha@objectent.com>
>Michael Wiik wrote:
> >
> > Michael Lorrey <mike@datamann.com> 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
>- samantha

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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