Amendment 2 and a half

Amendment 2 and a half

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    Amendment 2 and a half

    I just saw a link to a great article in the National Review by Dave Kopel in 2002 about a proposal for a "Goose and the Gander" Amendment to the 2a that would provide:
    1. No government agency, nor employee of any government agency, shall be allowed to possess firearms prohibited to the citizens of the state, county, or municipality in which they serve.

    2. No government agency, nor any employee of any government agency, shall be exempt from laws and regulations regarding the possession or use of firearms which affect the citizens of the state, county, or municipality in which they serve.

    3. All exemptions inconsistent with sections 1 and 2 shall be void beginning on the 30th day after the ratification of this amendment.

    4. Nothing in this amendment shall be construed to exempt agencies and employees of the federal government from federal, state, or local laws and regulations related to firearms.

    5. Nothing in this amendment shall apply to the Department of Defense or states' National Guards.
    Seems fair to me, If we can't have it neither can the cops or the Secret Service

    The link is here Dave Kopel & Robert Racansky on Guns on National Review Online
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    Nice, but you forgot that they are elitist hypocrites. YOU are the subjects, they are the kings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Nice, but you forgot that they are elitist hypocrites.
    It's not that he forgot at all. In fact this just highlights that fact,
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    I agree with it. Lets send it to NY first.
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    I like it. You would think "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" would be enough but unfortunately it appears it is not.
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    The Constitution already prohibits government from infringing our right to keep and bear arms... whether citizen or employee of The People (aka government). There is no differentiation because any infringement IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL.

    I'm not sure that you know what 'infringe' means:

    in·fringe /inˈfrinj/

    Verb 1. Actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.): "infringe a copyright". 2. Act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on: "infringe on his privacy".

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    I've always been under the impression that our legal system was based on "equal treatment under the law". Not being an attorney, it stands to reason that any law passed already applies to politicians and their agents. Silly me
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaskasava View Post
    The Constitution already prohibits government from infringing our right to keep and bear arms... whether citizen or employee of The People (aka government). There is no differentiation because any infringement IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL.

    I'm not sure that you know what 'infringe' means:

    in·fringe /inˈfrinj/

    Verb 1. Actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.): "infringe a copyright". 2. Act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on: "infringe on his privacy".
    Seems to be a challenge for the courts, as well.
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