Gun Control (my opinion)

William Thurber thurber at FMGMT.MGMT.UTORONTO.CA
Mon Jul 29 17:39:43 MDT 1996


On Sat, 27 Jul 1996, Papa Paul wrote:

> Edward Dunai wrote:
> < SNIP >
> > IMO, the whole purpose of the Second Amendment is *not* to prevent crime  or to hunt or to target shoot but rather to provide yet another
> check and  balance on the power of the Federal government.  I believe
> that it was  intended as a means to ensure that the government would not
> become tyrannical in nature, < SNIP >

> Agreed.  And, with the recent bombings,  look for Schumar and others
> to demand in even louder voices that we surrender the guns.
>
> Regards, PapaPaul


I have always been curious about how you might interpret the meaning of
the 2nd ammndt in this way and accept the limits on civilian ownership of
amongst others - nuclear arms?

--Will



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