"Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither. Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security." -- Benjamin Franklin.
I think Mr. Franklin said it more eloquently and succinctly than I could and I shan't try to add to his point.
December 21, 2012 at 11:43 p.m.
So if the second amendment doesn't mean the same thing now as it did when those who penned it wrote it, then I suppose none of the other nine in the Bill of Rights mean the same thing now as they did then either. If one can be taken away/abridged, so can all the rest. Careful there, you're playing with a double edged sword... and half a deck.
December 21, 2012 at 11:36 p.m.