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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #46)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:12 PM

47. And the people I cited were the most liberal justices at the time

Furthermore, if I'm going to have to choose between your opinions which clearly conflict with theirs and mirror Scalia's, I'm going to pick theirs. I've read both dissents in Heller and they make far more sense than anything you've posted.

The "individual" right just makes no sense unless you ignore the first thirteen words of the amendment which Scalia ridiculously claims is irrelevant. If yours (and Scalia's) interpretation is correct, that means the framers intended both a right for militias to be armed and a right for each individual person to be armed. This makes absolutely no sense. So the only other option is to ignore the first thirteen words and skip ahead to the last fourteen while pretending that Miller and other decisions got it wrong, even though there is no evidence you can offer that hasn't been available for at least the last 100 years. The "individual" right interpretation was simply an invention by people who have an agenda.

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