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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The real meaning of the 2nd Amendment

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Joe Nocera in the New York Times, prompted by another killing spree, draws from a new book on the 2nd Amendment to explain how the NRA and politicians have bent the amendment all out of shape of what the founding fathers intended — a tool to guarantee a "well-regulated militia." It was not, he writes, intended to allow an individual right to trump the public good.

Wasted breath in Arkansas, I know.

Speaking of guns: Interesting article from Fort Smith on a prosecutor's decision not to charge someone who used a weapon to kill another armed man in a public confrontation on a mall parking lot. The bottom line is that existing law provides — through "complete safety" being a standard in determining self-defense — ample protection for use of firearms in defense. In other words (by my interpretation), we don't need a Kill the Witness, or Stand Your Ground, law.

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