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Response to GreydeeThos (Reply #50)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 04:53 PM

51. Should one decide unilaterally that it's a good idea to ban most or all semi-auto arms...

...why should it be suspect when that the same individual should differ with numerous attorneys, legislators, statesmen, political scientists and any of the other countries of the world acknowledging innate and preexisting human rights? It has been said that the US Constitution is the most valued thinking to have been shared with the world by the US.

Since that seventeenth day of September 1787, a one-document constitution has been deemed an essential characteristic of nationhood. Today, of the 192 independent nations of the world, all but a very few have such a constitution or are committed to having one.
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The U.S. Constitution has withstood the test of time. U.S. constitutional research is a major project in at least a dozen countries, as its value is being analyzed with a view to the writing of new constitutions.

Albert P. Blaustein was professor of law at Rutgers (The State University of New Jersey) School of Law. He authored numerous scholarly works on the subject of constitutionalism including a six-volume work on the U.S. Constitution entitled Constitution of Dependencies and Special Sovereignties. Blaustein helped draft more than 40 constitutions worldwide and visited many of those countries. In 1991, he helped to write the constitution for the Russian Republic. Professor Blaustein died in 1994.
http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2004/04/20040402110801maduobba0.7845575.html


A person writing on the internet has now convinced me that all of that is just BS.

For perspective, imagine you left your car window open with your favorite pair of hiking boots on the seat next to the window. Since I can reach in as I walk by and take them, does that imply that I gave them to you? Or that somehow my respect for your property and not taking them gives me some share in your skill, sacrifice or work to acquire them?

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