Is there a chance of a repeat of 'Prohibition'?

Is there a chance of a repeat of 'Prohibition'?

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    Is there a chance of a repeat of 'Prohibition'?

    article in The New Republic by Benjamin Wittes

    “It's time for gun-control supporters to come to grips with the fact that the amendment actually means something in contemporary society. For which reason, I hereby advance a modest proposal: Let's repeal the damned thing.”
    How much traction would this get? This would be the ultimate anti's wet dream...............
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    Truth be told, Not much. This idea has been played with before and even the most Left wing nut pauses when they realize you are talking about messing with The Bill of Rights. If they put one down, the rest will become fair game.
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    The " nanny staters " would love it , howeaver it wont fly imho .
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    I believe a smarter man, er wabbit said it best.

    Of course you know, this means WAR.
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    I don't think that the liberal's are dumb enough to try to dismantle the Bill of Rights. Prohibition didn't take away any protected right of the people specifically laid out in the Constitution or Bill of Rights (There was no right to keep and drink whiskey, although that doesn't sound like a bad idea.) That is the major difference between the two issues as I see it.

    Hey, why don't the ACLU see the 2nd as something that they need to defend too since they are all about defending the bill of rights and rights of the people. Ya know that "shall not be infringed" part really does seem open to interpretation
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    the 2A won't be the first to go, even as much as it's been demonized. Too high profile. The people trying their best to strip us of all (not just some) of our rights are much more subtle than that. But I'm sure it's in the gameplan for further down the road.

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    "The second amendment is the 'reset' button of the constitution." To keep that button from being pushed until it's too late, the nanny's must be sneaky.

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    The chances are miniscule for any part of the Bill of Rights to be repealed. A very real danger has been its dilution, over time, by creeping legislative machinations. The "assault weapons" ban, gun registration, limits on sales and purchases, and so on and so on. It's as important to stand against the assault from gradualism as it is against the fell swoop. This applies to the rest of the Bill of Rights, too, not just the Second Amendment.
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    That was one finely written article. As unlikely as it is to go this route, it is something we must be vigilant about. Not that I care either way, they aren't getting mine regardless.
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    Is there a chance of a repeat of 'Prohibition'?
    Absolutely a risk, so long as unfettered and illegal actions are tolerated, so long as head-in-sand stupidity reigns, and so long as our elected representatives and the judiciary believe they have the right to wrest control from the legitimate authority (the People). The mere fact their "guns are bigger" (aka, they've got the lawyers and the seats at the table, plus military/police force) casts the mold fairly strongly. It's time to break the mold.
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