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The intention of the 2nd Amendment - Thehour.com: Letters

Many, including the NRA, argue that the 2nd Amendment protects the right of the individual to own “guns” in order to protect himself from the potential abuses of a tyrannical government.  This article contends that is, in fact, not the case at all.

Even if you were to assume that the NRA and its paranoid ilk were correct in their assumptions, do we honestly believe that hand guns and semi-automatic weapons would be any match against a government that possesses nuclear, biological and chemical weapons?  The argument for individual protection from a tyrannical government no longer holds water.  And if we eliminate that argument then what we have left is a rational interpretation, much like what is presented below.

Mr. Jacovitz recently claimed in a letter to The Hour that gun ownership prevented the Japanese from landing on the West Coast during WWII.

via The intention of the 2nd Amendment – Thehour.com: Letters.


Despite the fact that on most occasions the New York State legislature disappoints its constituents, today they passed the first in the nation laws, following the Sandy Hook massacre. Apart from feeling safer, I hope that this set of new regulations make us safer. I will be paying close attention. You should too…because at the end of the day we need laws that are not about political grandstanding but real positive societal change.