Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 20, 2013, 3:30 a.m. EST by KevinPotts
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What Is MISSING? In The Gun Debate?
"Okay, so (Obama) is finally trying to ban assault rifles and high-capacity-ammo clips (Good. I‘m glad. That needs to happen.), but this totally ignores and overshadows the fact that rifles only account for 3 percent of annual gun-related-deaths in America, while it is actually Hand-Guns that should be the main issue (47 percent of all murders in the U.S. are committed with handguns) and the fact that almost-every-irresponsible-dumb-ass-and-their-momma-in-the-entire-country can purchase and own guns without any required training or psychological evaluation whatsoever."
Concerning The 2nd Amendment:
“The amendment seems to have been written to allow the states to check the power of the federal government by maintaining their militias. Given the changes that have occurred in our military, and even in our politics, the idea that a few pistols and an AR 15 in every home constitutes a necessary bulwark against totalitarianism is fairly ridiculous. If you believe that the armed forces of the United States might one day come for you—and you think your cache of small arms will suffice to defend you if they do—I’ve got a black helicopter to sell you.” -Sam Harris
I also found this article to be quite interesting concerning the 2nd Amendment and have never even heard of this issue brought up before: ‘The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery’ http://truth-out.org/news/item/13890-the-second-amendment-was-ratified-to-preserve-slavery