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Morgan Barnes

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Has the time come for the U.S Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?

After yesterdays tragic shooting in Newtown CT and the worst year ever for firearm related deaths and mass killings , has the time for the US Government to tell the Gun Lobby it is over and repeal or amend "the right of the people to bear arms".

Should it be repealed on the grounds that when originally written it was for a smaller population to defend the "State" and meant for Muskets and flintlocks not semi automatics and military hardware, which makes it no longer viable on account of relevance to this day and age.

That Militia should be held to Law Enforcement agencies, Military and government controlled Para military agencies, with a show need, clause for people such as certain Primary producers etc.

Is it time to tell the NRA and the Gun Lobby there will be no more "collateral" damage no matter how much you donate to the "Party"

What would be the best way for the government to enforce such a law???

And please no Guns do not kill people, people kill people debates it was people who invented firearms in the first place.

The time has come to realise it is mainly our children who pay the ultimate price for lack of diligence in monitoring a problem that has been there for far too many years.

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Closing Statement from Morgan Barnes

Firstly I would like to say I did not flag or delete anyone's comments I am perfectly capable of speaking for myelf however I did get frustrated and had some comments deleted myself.
As I write this President Obama has signed 23 executive orders inline with Colleen's post from yesterday from New York.

I have to admit I am a little disappointed that we could not of just discussed the issue in a more calm, critical and logical manner and be able to offer solutions as well as recognised the underling causes, as this is a forum for open ideas and thinking, Then again we are dealing with human nature.
To those of you from the International community thank you for your imput and allowing people to see the different views helds in different parts of the world on this subject.
I will not deny that the Constitution and The Bill Of Rights are the backbone of America, but remember it was written by man not given by god and man can take it away or amend it, if he really wants too.
I am a believer that in the 21st Century we should use it to advance humankind to address the problems of the world and improve it for all. It won't be easy but we have to start somewhere or we risk implementing our own destruction.
I hope that this be a positive start and and an even more positive step in which the US can show the way.
Once again I thank you all for your contributions

"In a progressive country change in constant : change is inevitable "Benjamen Disraeli

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  • Dec 30 2012: I do not believe we need to repeal or amend the second amendment. We just need rational guns laws and a stop to the NRA's misguided influence on our country. Military semi-automatic weapons, high-capacity clips and armor-piercing bullets should not be sold to civilians.

    This is my opinion and I respect the opinions of others.
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      Dec 31 2012: What would you say to people who believe that they have the right to be armed with weapons that can be used in a military capacity? against enemies foreign or domestic?
      • Dec 31 2012: It is my opinion that protecting innocent civilians is more important than continuing to think we can maintain armed militias around the country.
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          Dec 31 2012: The goal of protecting innocent civilians and keeping your arms, are not mutually exclusive.
          I actually am aguing more for my rights than I am for guns. I wish we could take all the weapons and beat them into ploughshares, but I don't like the idea that only the people at the bottom rung of the hierarchy are being asked to disarm themselves, while the law enforcement is arming themselves for urban warfare at an alarming rate and nobody seems to be holding them in check. I live in a rural area, and our Sheriffs and Muni police are receiving free, military style vehicles and ordinance from the Feds. There hasn't ever been anything that resembles a riot in this region, forever.

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