Friday, December 14, 2012

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Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two Second Amendment decisions. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia[1][2] and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment.[3] In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.



1791 the right to bear arms was adopted in the Bill of Rights, a right to self defense, this law enacted as a right was at a time when guns and rifles were flint locks with ball bearing projectiles...

Today gun enthusiasts can purchase or attain through relatively easy means automatic assault rifles, god and guns, as Charleston Heston proclaimed, you can pry that gun from my cold dead hands...

From my cold, dead hands

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"I'll give you my gun when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands" is a slogan popularized by the National Rifle Association (NRA) on a series of bumper stickers.[1][2] It is a variation of a slogan mentioned in a 1976 report from the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency: "I Will Give Up My Gun When They Peel My Cold Dead Fingers From Around It."[3] The original version did not originate with the NRA, but with another gun rights group, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, based in Bellevue, Washington.[citation needed] It, along with "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns", is a slogan that is often used by gun owners and their supporters in discussions of gun control in the United States.

Use by Charlton Heston

The phrase gained newfound popularity following the 129th NRA convention, in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 20, 2000, when the actor, and president at the time of the NRA, Charlton Heston ended a speech by concluding:
For the next six months, [Democratic presidential candidate and then-Vice President of the United States Al Gore] is going to smear you as the enemy. He will slander you as gun-toting, knuckle-dragging, bloodthirsty maniacs who stand in the way of a safer America. Will you remain silent? I will not remain silent. If we are going to stop this, then it is vital to every law-abiding gun owner in America to register to vote and show up at the polls on Election Day.
Heston then paused to pick up a replica of a Sharps rifle and continued:[4]
So, as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you, Mr. Gore: 'From my cold, dead hands!'[5]
Heston repeated the phrase at the end of each NRA convention over which he presided as president. When he announced his retirement in 2003, he concluded by repeating "From my cold, dead hands


I don`t know the answer, the guns are out there, should everyone be armed with guns, rifles and bullet proof vests...

We have video games along with online interactive games of war, games where the animated victims are police, teachers, children and families,

What horror, a mass shooting, elementary aged school children, 20 sets of parents, 40 sets of grandparents, 100`s of related relatives and thousands of townsfolk, millions of outraged onlookers and even one very saddened Powell River Persuader.

We learned nothing from Columbine, nothing from Virginia Tech, ..

Guns and violence isn`t democratic or republican, it`s corporate, corporate gun makers, yes indeed, and don`t bother telling me criminals kill people not guns, mental illness armed with 1000 round assault rifles kill too, distraught football players with girlfriend issues snap too..

The sun is shining today and dozens will die in northern Mexico in an endless war on drugs.

Hundreds will die this weekend overseas in the war against Democracy, brutal regimes who slaughter the innocents, power, for all encompassing power.

Barack Obama is having to make another solemn speech, I hate these speeches because words won`t solve this, the NRA, rightwing constitutionalists, the right to bear arms never meant the ability to purchase 1000 round per minute assault rifles, it was 1791 when guns took near a minute to reload with a steel-ball..

Christmas isn`t coming to Connecticut and the gun makers will advocate that everyone carry arms, is that our new society, everyone wandering the streets packing heat,..

Serial killers shooting dolphins because dolphins eat fish, fish that can be caught and sold, psycho killers targeting innocent children..

This latest crime has not made me sad, it`s made me angry, no new law tomorrow will change anything, 300 million guns in the USA, millions more made yearly, bigger, faster, quieter, ..

And what angers me most, no political party will take a stand against the NRA, all fear losing the gun toting minority vote..

Mall shootings, church shootings, school shootings, .........

The gun lovers can claim only criminals kill people not guns all they want, however...


Rampage killings

Britain has had few firearms rampage incidents in modern times. During the latter half of the 20th century there were only two incidents in which people holding licensed firearms went on shooting sprees and killed on a large scale, the Hungerford massacre of 1987 and the Dunblane school massacre of 1996; each led to strong public and political demands to restrict firearm use, and tightening of laws. The result has been among the strictest firearms laws in the world.[9] After Hungerford, the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 criminalised most semi-automatic long-barrelled weapons; it was generally supported by the Labour opposition although some Labour backbenchers thought it inadequate.[10] After the second incident, the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 criminalised private possession of most handguns having a calibre over .22; the Snowdrop Campaign continued to press for a wider ban, and in 1997 the incoming Labour government introduced the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, which extended this to most handguns with a calibre of .22 (there are exceptions for some antique handguns and black-powder revolvers.)

Why always the children ...?

Time to end the war on Democracy, the war on Drugs, war on labour..

Time for the war on guns..

Rest in Peace little ones..

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Full of Tears


Anonymous said...

When you use few words your message rings loudest, thanks for those words.

Anonymous said...

To many Americans, the Second Ammendment is carved in stone, but what about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"? Especially the "life" part?

This incident will soon fade, 'till a copycat or worse happens. The NRA will just hunker down for a while and spread their bulls$#t, and I believe nothing will have been learned from this.
Thom Hartmann (am 1090) stated today that the 2nd ammendment was created when and for people hunting with muskets. Hardly a weapon of mass destruction. This sick bastard had 3 guns, none of which were muskets.
One dead child is horrible. There were 20 I believe. 6 adults plus the perp.

Don F. said...

I don't pretend to know the answer to this. I do know that if I was in possesion of such weapons I would not do such a horrific thing.
In Africa the weapon of choice seems to be the machette or in the middle east the bomb.
There is something else not being addressed, a sociatle sickness. Something far more sinister.
Why is this so prevelant lately when these people have been allowed to bare arms for centuries?
There is certainly more to this than guns!

Anonymous said...

Greed and the lust for power, comes first. There are country's, where little children are exploited. Some country's have placed, very little value on human life, not even on childrens lives.

Boessenkool said. The smartest thing Harper did was to, cancel the National Child Care Program. Gordon Campbell's horrible disgrace of, having the highest number of children living in poverty. BC children who go to school hungry. This is still so, with Christy Clark.

I can't even try to imagine the grief, of those family's with murdered children. The adults mowed down, are likely parents too. Can you imagine how children will feel, going back to that school, for their classes?

Our children must be kept safe at their schools. Armed guards in high sentry boxes, if necessary. The first thing we have to do? We need to elect politicians, who care about our kids more than, they care about themselves.

Canada just doesn't cut it.

Anonymous said...

Take the gun out of the killing equation and you have made if more difficult to kill. Make those crazy bastards find some other less effective way.The irony of this is that the mother owned these guns, not her son. She was killed by her own purchase.

kootcoot said...

It was telling that with one minor exception (a newly elect-congress critter) not a single Rethuglican was willing to come on the absurd Sunday morning talking head shows to discuss the shootout in Newtown. In the case of Meat the Press, thirty one ReThug senators declined to appear so they had to make do with two pro-gun-control Dem Senators Shumer (from New York) and Feinstein from Northern California. Mayor Bloomberg of NYC also gave a lengthy interview.

In spite of the fact that Conn. has some of the more stringent gun laws in the U.S., a loophole still allowed Lanza'a mom to acquire the Bushmaster assault rifle, which wound up killing her, unless it was one of her Glocks.

An ironic fact is that gun manufacture is a MAJOR industry in Conn., with a number of major manufacturers headquartered and operating in a region known locally as "Gun Valley."

Most of the guns and other weapons killing people in the Middle East were also made in the USA, or even Conn., like Syria where lately as many children generally die every day before lunch as died in the tragedy in Newtown.

"In 2011, US corporations sold 75% of all the arms sold in the international weapons market, some $66 billion of the $85 billion trade. Russia was the runner-up with only $4 billion in sales."

(from Informed Comment by Juan Cole of University of Michingan)

So the violence in Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan etc. isn't so much a matter of Islamic extremism as it is a result of American marketing!