Anita Alvarez easily presents a convinceable argument to keep Americans disarmed. Does she see the inverse of her "armed mayhem" ? If govt needs to prevent "armed mayhem", then do we the people need to prevent armed mayhem upon us by the govt ? According to Alvarez, preventing "armed mayhem" is important. I agree.
She repeatedly refers to the govt's need to protect the public, but never says anything about the public's need to protect itself from the govt (with assault weapons).
The 2nd amendment is not about self defense in the home. It is about self defense from the govt.
Govt is always our worst enemy.
The only purpose of the 2nd amendment is to prohibit the govt from regulating weapons.
Edited by abolt243, 11 December 2010 - 02:14 PM.
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