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Lawyers shouldn't be allowed near legislation state or federal.
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SSG Michael Noll
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Thank you Sir for the excellent article.
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SGT English/Language Arts Teacher
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Great article, Jack! But, what about allowing everyone having automatic weapons and/or nuclear weapons. Both are equal to what those above us (government) have against us.
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CPT Jack Durish
CPT Jack Durish
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Ah, my old friend, reductio ad absurdum. Actually, I think the fact that crew-served weapons, such as machine guns and artillery, require a crew would remove them from the the realm of individual rights, but would be acceptable in the hands of organized militia as well as national guard. This would also prevent a lone actor from going off on some insane mission. Nuclear weapons are controlled by International Treaty and those treaties signed by the President and consented to by Congress supersede the Constitution so long as they do not interfere with individual rights of the citizen.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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CPT Jack Durish - then you are limiting the rights of the citizenry. See English v. State, 35 Tex. 473, 477 (1872) ("The word "arms" in the connection we find it in the constitution of the United States, refers to the arms of a militiaman or soldier, and the word is used in its military sense. The arms of the infantry soldier are the musket and bayonet; of cavalry and dragoons, the sabre, holster pistols and carbine; of the artillery, the field piece, siege gun, and mortar, with side arms.").

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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
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Strategy and tactics must be considered every bit as much as weaponry. Warfare has become less and less massive armies going toe-to-toe and more lightly armed guerrilla bands frustrating powerful military machines.
We need only look at the French and American experiences in Vietnam, or the recent Russian failure in Afghanistan to realize the ability of a lightly armed force to defeat a powerful military force with the very latest in military weaponry.
Perhaps most telling was the success of Michael Collins, the "urban guerrilla", whose "12 Apostles" were the lightly armed crew that helped establish the Irish Free State. That was accomplished in spite of the military might of the British Empire, with all its troops, artillery, tanks, and air power. Collins succeeded where 700 years of rebellion by "conventional warfare" had failed.
In short, heavy weaponry is not necessary to end a tyrannical government or resist a foreign occupation.
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CPT Jack Durish
CPT Jack Durish
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Capt Gregory Prickett - Well then, radio and television do not deserve the same protections as the printing press and quill pen and ink. Fountain pens and ball point pens are also subject to be controlled.
BTW, fuck your snark
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