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was that video of fuuma?

No, this is Fuuma:

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I just had a hardcore libertarian friend who is the father of a young child post that yes, he's a hardcore libertarian, but he thinks that we need to revisit the 2nd Amendment and bring it out of 1791 and into 2012. On one hand, cheers.gif for recognizing that maybe the founding fathers didn't foresee the high capacity semi-automatic weapons we have today when they drafted the Bill of Rights. On the other hand, crackup[1].gifbaldy[1].gifffffuuuu.gif for thinking there's any chance of "revisiting the 2nd Amendment" in today's political climate.

On a side note, what are the odds of the Constitution being amended for any reason in any of our lifetimes? 2/3 vote of both houses of Congress plus ratification by 3/4 of the states... I'd give better odds to the Chicago Cubs threepeating, or someone proving P=NP.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I just had a hardcore libertarian friend who is the father of a young child post that yes, he's a hardcore libertarian, but he thinks that we need to revisit the 2nd Amendment and bring it out of 1791 and into 2012. On one hand, cheers.gif for recognizing that maybe the founding fathers didn't foresee the high capacity semi-automatic weapons we have today when they drafted the Bill of Rights. On the other hand, crackup[1].gifbaldy[1].gifffffuuuu.gif for thinking there's any chance of "revisiting the 2nd Amendment" in today's political climate.
On a side note, what are the odds of the Constitution being amended for any reason in any of our lifetimes? 2/3 vote of both houses of Congress plus ratification by 3/4 of the states... I'd give better odds to the Chicago Cubs threepeating, or someone proving P=NP.

Doesn't sound like a hardcore libertarian to me.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I just had a hardcore libertarian friend who is the father of a young child post that yes, he's a hardcore libertarian, but he thinks that we need to revisit the 2nd Amendment and bring it out of 1791 and into 2012. On one hand, cheers.gif for recognizing that maybe the founding fathers didn't foresee the high capacity semi-automatic weapons we have today when they drafted the Bill of Rights. On the other hand, crackup[1].gifbaldy[1].gifffffuuuu.gif for thinking there's any chance of "revisiting the 2nd Amendment" in today's political climate.
On a side note, what are the odds of the Constitution being amended for any reason in any of our lifetimes? 2/3 vote of both houses of Congress plus ratification by 3/4 of the states... I'd give better odds to the Chicago Cubs threepeating, or someone proving P=NP.

So which disarmament model does this "libertarian" wish to follow? Stalin's? Hitler's? Mao's?

Governments have killed hundreds of millions more of their own people than individuals. And disarmament is an essential part of the process.

I call serious bullshit.
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Originally Posted by musicmax View Post

So which disarmament model does this "libertarian" wish to follow? Stalin's? Hitler's? Mao's?
Governments have killed hundreds of millions more of their own people than individuals. And disarmament is an essential part of the process.
I call serious bullshit.

No, not really.
post #2151 of 5454
I've got guns at my house in case someone breaks in, but I'm not fooling myself. If the army shows up at my door, I'm going quietly rather than be killed.
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I've got guns at my house in case someone breaks in, but I'm not fooling myself. If the army shows up at my door, I'm going quietly rather than be killed.

If the army is showing up at your door to collect guns there would be much bigger things to worry about. Something like that sounds like it would be done in a country that is in the middle of a civil war.
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Goverments don't kill people. People do.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

If the army is showing up at your door to collect guns there would be much bigger things to worry about. Something like that sounds like it would be done in a country that is in the middle of a civil war.

Basically. Same goes if it's the police, the FBI, the ATF, the DEA, whoever. If we've gotten to the point where the courts and laws can't help me, then the guns aren't going to help either.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Basically. Same goes if it's the police, the FBI, the ATF, the DEA, whoever. If we've gotten to the point where the courts and laws can't help me, then the guns aren't going to help either.

I wouldn't necessarily say that though I get the general gist of what you are saying. I personally think if things were heading in that direction I would up and leave the country in a hurry. A modern day civil war in the US would bring new meaning to the words anarchy and horrific IMO.
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I wouldn't necessarily say that though I get the general gist of what you are saying. I personally think if things were heading in that direction I would up and leave the country in a hurry. A modern day civil war in the US would bring new meaning to the words anarchy and horrific IMO.

I'm saying that "I need my guns to protect me from the government" is a weak argument, because the government is always going to have more guns that you do and they are never going to back down from a fight with you. Guns are good for protecting you from criminals to an extent, which is sufficient justification for having them imo. I agree, if America was going to be fighting a civil war, I would be trying to escape with my family and get as far away as possible.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I'm saying that "I need my guns to protect me from the government" is a weak argument, because the government is always going to have more guns that you do and they are never going to back down from a fight with you. Guns are good for protecting you from criminals to an extent, which is sufficient justification for having them imo. I agree, if America was going to be fighting a civil war, I would be trying to escape with my family and get as far away as possible.

I'll agree with you on that. I'm not interested in fighting a war with the army. Having a gun around to help my chances of survivability in the chaos and for hunting while I make my way out would be why I would want one. Also IMO I don't think the military would be a cohesive force as well. It would most likely splinter and I'm positive I don't want to be around two or more well equipped military units battling each other.
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Income of charity directors:

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Not sure why people equate non-profit with volunteer. Those don't look that awful given the scope of responsibility and what that would pay in industry
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Who was it that proposed some law that CEOs of non-profits could not earn more than 100k in a year? I wonder if that person realizes the majority of hospitals are non-profit in status?
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