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Old 09-09-2019, 10:22 PM
kirkrapine is offline
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 381
BTW, I have no brief for any particular gun-control regime. I just don't believe gun rights are important enough to be placed above and beyond ordinary legislative politics by constitutional protection. If the 2d Am were repealed, that doesn't mean the end of private gun ownership, it just means the fight over gun control shifts from the courts to the elections and legislatures -- where gun-rights activists still have a good chance of winning.

The NRA does not, as is sometimes said, have power in DC because of its campaign contributions, which don't really amount to all that much. It has power because every Congresscritter knows the NRA can mobilize millions of single-issue voters. Repealing the 2d won't change that.