This is a discussion on Westboro Church to protest funeral of 9 year old ...... within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by atctimmy The Constitution only limits the power of the government. WE THE PEOPLE could stop them, we are not bound by the ...
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
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My first reaction is simply YES.
But yes there are bigger issues here and no we don't want to swamp the constitution. It just seems that it is selectively ignored (Wisconsin gun laws, Illinois gun laws, affirmative action, women owned business preferences, etc). You can argue that I am only digging a deeper hole, i.e. if a wrong has been done then another on is "ok".
This issue just gets to the raw bones, man's inhumanity to man, all that stuff from college philosophy.
Now I'll really stop.
The First Amendment doesn’t give people freedom of speech but instead prohibits Congress from infringing on people’s freedom of speech.
However, this certainly gives them the freedom to do their protest. So the solution you suggest is to enact violence upon them? Beat them on their heads like the cave men did? No,we need to move forward not backward.
The law they enacted prohibiting the distance of protest is a sensible, enforceable resolution to the problem.
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I wish I could be there. I would exercise my 1st Amendment right to aim some directional loudspeakers at these idiots and crank Metallica at about 100 decibels.
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I heard on the radio today the WBC is going to skip the funeral of the young lady, but protest at other funerals. They are still everything said above and more.
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They took the site down can you go back and edit your original post that started this and tell us what they are protesting? Thanks a million!
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You may disagree with someone, but that does not make their comments hate speech.
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I would think your presence with concealed weapon (unknown to the family) would give both you and them some support and satisfaction.
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
I agree with 64zebra, they won't know you're armed, yet will still appreciate your support in their tough time.
I know my little brother will be there, armed as usual.
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