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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Has the time come for the U.S Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?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Should it be repealed on the grounds that when originally written it was for a smaller population to defend the "State" and meant for Muskets and flintlocks not semi automatics and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 17 2012: No it should not be amended or repealed.

    Take a look at police in America today.
    They are outfitted and look like Storm Troopers. Nazi Stormtroopers.
    They are armed to the teeth, as the saying goes, and they want nothing more than to have complete control, dominance, power and terrorizing freedom, not to protect the citizens from outside terrorism or terrorists, but to be used against the citizens themselves.

    Never!! One would have to be insane to consider allowing those who consider the populace to be "the enemy" to have all the weapons for killing, terror and dehumanizing people.

    The first report I read said this person was, "as clean as a whistle." A saying which means they were as normal as could be. Well, I haven't read more lately, but that kind of thing is, well hell, it already is being used to try and get the weapons people WILL NEED to defend themselves, away from them for good.

    Keep in mind, that the liberties of Americans are almost all gone.
    They have told them, "see those people over there? Terrorists, people who use firearms to kill people like you? Well, they want to take away your freedoms. They want to kill you. So to protect you, we will take away your freedoms!!
    We will take away your arms!!! We will take away your rights and abilities to protect yourself!"

    If you believe that BS, then you are crazy, brainwashed to death.
    The freedom of info act in America, revealed that the CIA killed children, teachers, parents and burned or destroyed schools in South America, with the sole intention of getting the populace to give them all their rights for their protection. It was all lies.
    Benjamin Franklin said, "Any man (woman) who would give up a little bit of liberty for a safer society, deserves neither liberty nor safety."

    I trust his political acumen far more than I trust anyone in the offices of power in America.
    We know they lie to us and have been lying for decades.

    No!!! Absolutely not. You don't suspend gravity for those who fall off a roof
    • Jan 14 2013: you wouldn't think that Benjamin Franklin would lie? Don't be confused with the 'times' and the ability to lie.

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