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Dennis Kucinich: The Constitution Guarantees the Right To Bear Arms



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Debbie's picture

Kucinich is talking out of both sides of his mouth; saying the

2nd Amendment guarantees our right to bear arms on the one hand, but if he was still in Congress, he'd consider the "assault" weapons ban! So which is it, Dennis? It's the usual "The Constitution applies unless I disagree with it, then it no longer applies."

The "mental health" aspect they are pushing is just a more covert method of gun control.

Debbie

Way to go, Kucinich!

He's a liberal who listens to and understands people on the other side of the aisle. He understood that people see a tyrannical government coming, and they're trying to defend themselves from it. He hears when people point out that it's the entire violent culture that needs addressing, and that focusing on guns will not save lives.

I like him. We may disagree on things, but he's honest and wise enough to try and see things from another's point of view, and take that view seriously.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Are You Kidding?

He wants to make doctors into thought police! Geez. That's worse than an outright gun ban!

skippy

Perhaps talk to him?

I didn't say that he was right on everything. I commended him for listening to others with opposing points of view and taking what they say seriously. Not everyone does that. Perhaps if he sat down with someone and they talked about the doctors = thought police thing, he'd not only listen, but he'd start to see how this is an infringement on civil liberties, or at least how it may backfire and cause those who need help to avoid the doctors.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

If the idea is to reduce violence

then shouldn't we focus on the source of vast majority of the violence, the federal government?

Or just cut off everyone's arms...

They seem to be the real culprit...but then who knows, people would probably stomp people to death and we'll just need to get around as quadruple amputees.

Yes

The most violent entity in the entire world.

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Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

Makes me sick

What exactly is the problem that Dianne Feinstein's bill is intended to address? Clearly not to reduce violence. Is the problem a perceived lack of power to use mental health to silence dissent?

She has to know that her bill will fail as written, so could it be the devil in the details is in the revision?

1. Empower healthcare workers to silence dissent as has been done in other countries.

2. Force "healthcare" on people by way of "obama-care" or some other BS

3. ?

4. Profit (by ruling with a completely unopposed despotism)

How is Feinstein even in office?

Hmm

It's amazing how the NRA (supposed friends of the second amendment) and lawyers like the one in the video are so quick to make the country a police state and ask tax payers to put police everywhere.

More reasons to print more money, they need more officers in schools...

Umm...You Mean...

...You mean anti-constitution gun-control/gun-ban Dennis Kucinich, the sacred 'civil liberty' holy-warrior?

http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Dennis_Kucinich_Gun_Control.htm

That Dennis Kucinich?

Having been continually exposed to the epic ignorance and or epic non-adherence to fundamental liberties displayed by so many on this site, I cannot but conclude that there is no viable 'liberty movement' to be made up of such people.

A small percentage is about all that have any grasp, at best.

Sad.

I think the old-guard

I think the old-guard Libertarians that are still around represent some of the finest intellectuals dedicated to freedom and liberty. There will be a depressingly large intellectual vacuum upon their passing. The age of well-rounded philosophers and debaters has passed. I certainly cannot begin to approach their legacy.

some problems with mental health solutions

Doctors and health practitioners should not be playing police. The other problem is if they make the laws too stringent then people will avoid seeking help when they need it.

bingo

"How do we make this a less violent society, that ought to be the discussion"

On the other hand maybe we have made it a less violent society...if violent crime is down over the past 40 years. Forgive me if I haven't gone to verify that yet...but people keep saying it...is it true?) If so, maybe we should be celebrating and continuing to look at the root causes. No, guns are not the cause of violence.

For one reason, there are

For one reason, there are fewer people. As the population shrinks, ages and dies off there are simply fewer violent people to commit acts of violence.

Pushing for "mental health" reforms for gun ownership...

just like the Soviets.

Brilliant opening statement by Kucinich:

"People have weaponized themselves historically going back to the beginning of the Constitution to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. So now, with the government getting ever more powerful, people weaponize themselves but what's happening at the same time: more of our tax dollars are going to help getting the government even more powerful. Somebody needs to puzzle that out for me"

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

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Too bad after that he said if he was still in Congress, he'd

consider the "Assault" Weapons Ban!

Debbie

Respect!

“People have weaponized themselves historically going back to the beginning of the Constitution to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. ”

He gets it. Respect!