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Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1232

by fche (#46773161) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

At the least, it's progress for folks to admit that it's a dramatic change being contemplated, not merely correcting a little mistake or misunderstanding or something.

Your points as to the constitution being amendable are taken, as are imperfections of the times & people surrounding its creation. Current times & people are imperfect, and it is possible that philosophical well-educatedness has actually regressed since those days, so I wouldn't hold out much hope that new amendments would be well-considered just because they're no longer "out of date".

"You say that like it's necessarily a bad thing."

In this case, it would be a bad thing, for all the reasons the original "pointless editorializing" and its contemporaneous amplifications stated, which are still current and pressing.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1232

by fche (#46770595) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

I'm sorry, but I don't see an answer to my questions in yours.

Come clean out. In situations where lethal self-defence would be required, would you prefer the victims be unarmed? If the evidence you cite for "greater danger from your own gun than from others" turned out to be loony, would you change your mind?

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 4, Insightful) 1232

by fche (#46768115) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

"all of the evidence makes plain that owning a gun is more of a threat to the gun owner and his family"

Can you imagine a situation where you would accept contrary evidence? Would such acceptance require you to completely flip around as your penile / psycho jokes and maybe even apologize?

Do you accept that lethal self-defence is sometimes necessary? Are you prepared to sacrifice the lives of these people?

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