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RANT!

Posted by The_Chef On 4:00 PM 0 comments

Hello Folks. I want you to meet someone special.
This is Paul Helmke:
Paul is the head of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
aka
'The Brady Campaign to Disarm Law Abiding Citizens'

Now. He and his organization are poised to get their collective ass handed to them by the US Supreme Court. The Way things are looking with the DC gun ban case, the gun-grabbers are going to lose.

Here are two quotes from this ABC news article that astound me:

"We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means," campaign president Paul Helmke told ABC News. "Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right."
You're damn right it's an individual right. If you all were real historians or constitutional lawyers you and your sainted organization would have run away from this path with your tail between your legs.
Here, try this on for size:
"The great object is, that every man be armed ... Every one who is able may have a gun."-- Patrick Henry
Or this one?
"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms ... "
--Samuel Adams
I think the founders view of this is pretty straightforward.
Secondly:
"If the Supreme Court strikes down the D.C. gun ban, the Brady Campaign is hoping that it will reorient gun control groups around more limited measures that will be harder to cast as infringements of the Second Amendment."
What part of "...shall not be infringed" do you not understand?!

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