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Anyone that takes advice from "get a shotgun" Joe Biden, needs to think it through some more. There is probably no bigger "hot button" issue than gun control and defenders of the Second Amendment are the "mother-of-all" single-issue voters. Elected officials at all levels should consider that fact carefully before stepping on the third rail. Sometimes the right thing to do isn't the instinctive knee-jerk reaction. Sometimes the right thing to do is nothing. There is no "gun problem" that can't be solved by enforcing existing laws. It is not the fault of responsible gun owners or their guns that the Sandy Hook or Accent Signage killings occurred. Those killers are dead now and there's nobody left to punish. It's a difficult reality, but it's time to just let go.
""I can't stand here and guarantee that it's going to pass, but it is a question that 100 senators are going to ask themselves when they wake up in the morning and look themselves in the mirror about whether or not they are going to — about which side they're going to be on when it comes to voting on a ban on military-style assault weapons," Earnest said." ................... Nice drumbeating, Josh--but the question those 100 Senators are gonna be asking themselves when they look in the mirror is how their constituents see the issue. Ain't one of those Senators gonna jump off a bridge, politically speaking, for Joe Biden OR Barack Obama.
If the government came to take the guns you have, it would be a violation of the Second Amendment. For you have (hopefully) acquired them legally. It is NOT, however, a violation of the Second Amendment for Congress to pass legislation prohibiting items it deems harmful to society. Were this not the case, there would be no limits on what citizens could arm themselves with. To say the Second Amendment restricts Congress from prohibiting certain types of weapons is ridiculous.
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