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Comment: Re:let them suck it (Score 1) 354

by offrdbandit (#47999007) Attached to: FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

This is type of issue is exactly why I personally an such a stickler (read: "extremist" or "gun nut") in regards to the 2nd Amendment. As soon as We The People allow Congress, the President, the courts, or bureaucrats to whittle away at ANY of the amendments' protections, it only builds momentum. Government isn't too keen on voluntarily cede power or control once it's been established, and rights once lost won't be given back - they have to be taken back.

Either the Constitution in its entirety is the supreme law of the land or it isn't.

Comment: Re:This is the best way of gun control (Score 1) 656

by offrdbandit (#43676409) Attached to: Printable Gun Downloads Top 100k In 2 Days, Thanks to Kim Dotcom
Terrible analogy. Nothing is required to own an automobile (any automobile). Registration and insurance are required to *operate the automobile on public roads*. A more appropriate analogy would be requiring registration to carry a firearm in public. Then again, that kind of thinking doesn't serve the purpose of disarming the public, now does it?

Comment: Re:DIY Fuel Air explosive (Score 2) 582

Armed insurrection is the most fundamental right of a free people. Without the means and will to resist oppression, such oppression is inevitable. The gun grabbers are attacking both the means and the will of the people to secure their own liberty. They not only want to remove weapons from the hands of the public, they want to reshape the public's mindset (as evidenced by several posts in this very discussion) to innately oppose such self reliance. They call this "gun culture" but what they really mean is "we don't want people making decisions for themselves". They're using bully pulpits and school shootings to get attention now, but they'll use public schools and political brainwashing to see their ultimate goal is achieved. We're only one or two generations of clueless hipster progeny away from ceding any legitimate claim to armed resistance right into the hands of the tyrants.

Comment: Re:Civil Disobedience (Score 2) 941

by offrdbandit (#38799657) Attached to: Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

How exactly is a pro-life sentiment incongruent with civil liberties?

The question really boils down to whose rights should trump: mother to be or child to be. Pro-choicers usually rely upon corner case hypothetical situations in an attempt to justify their position, but that approach wholly ignores the civil liberty issue you bring up. Somehow it's a violation of civil liberties to insist the government step in to protect those who cant protect themselves? I'd wager you're a big fan of the government propping up unions to protect the helpless workers from big-bad-wolf corporations.

Before you throwing out the "fetus isn't a person" argument, think about it for a second; it's the same inane mental word gymnastics that allow people to convince themselves there is a difference between being "detained" and "arrested" (or being locked in a room from which you are unable to leave isn't REALLY even being "detained").

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