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Regulation is essential to the 2nd Amendment's purpose

Background checks, training, and permits all seem reasonable for a well regulated militia as opposed to any yahoo who wants a gun.

"Well Regulated" does not just mean well equipped. It also means well trained, well disciplined and with a lawful chain of command.

The government can and should regulate what type of weapons are permitted. That is reasonable.

The government can and should regulate who is legally prohibited and enact regulations that prevent them from obtaining firearms. That is reasonable.

If the "militia" is not well trained, it is nothing more than a danger to itself, our nation and its citizens. This should be blindingly obvious.

If there is not a lawful chain of command, the so-called militia is just an armed mob, a dangerous pack of vigilantes, or an angry nut with a grudge.
Posted by ThoughtCriminal | Sun Dec 6, 2015, 03:52 PM (2 replies)

Moore's Law for Politics - "Every two years the GOP becomes twice as insane"

"Moore’s Law is a computing term which originated around 1970; the simplified version of this law states that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers will double every two years." - http://www.mooreslaw.org/

Over the past generation, we have witnessed a similar revolution in the Republican Party. Every two years, the GOP gets approximately twice as bat-shit crazy.

It is not perfectly linear - during primary season the rate increases as Republican politicians strive to prove they are farther to the right than any challengers. Unfortunately, this season has grown with every election to the point that it begins on the Wednesday after the first Monday of November of even numbered years. This constant "doubling down" raises the question of whether quantum physics places any limits on how far to right it is possible for a political party to go.

Posted by ThoughtCriminal | Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:12 PM (6 replies)
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