Comments on: An amendment revisited http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CI-Save-America http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-355170 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:32:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-355170 Show support for OUR Bill of Rights, proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence. Showing support for our freedom is the surest way to keep our freedom, people. Let’s stand together, united as one, to protect our inalienable rights!

The fact of the matter is that when any government seizes guns from law abiding people, they are left vulnerable to attacks from criminals, who do not respect the law or other people. It’s time to wise up, people…

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By: ollie1234567 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354208 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:16:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354208 The message on the T shirt says he is willing to die for his right to own a firearm. Unfortunately, the reality is that many non gun owning and innocent civilians will die or injured in defence of his ‘rights’ in America this year and probably for many years after that. I see no argument for civilian gun ownership when US spending on defence and law enforcement is so great. And quite what use a any amount of small arms would be against the full weight of the American military machine I can only guess at.
People of America, wake up and get rid of these weapons which are designed to end human life. How many people need to die before you realise you don’t need them?

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By: archon5 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354207 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:51:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354207 There’s a lot more to survival than just owning an using weapons. And there’s a lot more to the Constitution than just the second amendment. I wonder if any of these people can quote any part of the Constitution other than the second amendment. I doubt they can even recite the preamble from memory. We have checks and balances built into our Constitution to prevent the abuse of power. It is very unlikely there will ever be a true “dictator” or “tyrant” in the US as long as we have at least 2 political parties of approximately equal power and influence. The people obsessed with the second amendment remind me of a lot of conservative christians who cherry-pick a few lines from the bible to support their personal beliefs and agenda but never read the book in its entirety.

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By: JagPop http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354205 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:21:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354205 Ponce de Leon was the first goofball white person trekking into Florida. It should have been a big red flag. There ain’t no “Fountain of Youth” in the twisted and tangled swamp and woods of Florida, but you can’t convince me there isn’t a Fountain Of Goofiness.

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By: peacetrain http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354204 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:41:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354204 Sorry I missed the original post of this article. We can take away the guns but we will still have mental health crisis. And this video is a nice reminder that guns often have a place in society if used responsibly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCdZwitrN oY

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354203 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:01:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354203 @kabar1950,

You wrote (quote): “WE WILL NOT BE DISARMED. Understand? So all these cowards who think they are going to pass some unconstitutional law and disarm the American people had better give it pause for thought. Any attempt to disarm the American people will not be pretty. Down here in Texas we have a slogan from the Texas Revolution: “Come And Take It.” And we aren’t kidding.” (end quote)

To begin with, you and your militia friends are not “the American people”. You guys are just a bunch of folks displaying various types of organized dysfunctional and anti-social behavior, and as such you’re not necessarily a menace to society as a whole – The problem is that the types of weapons you own tend to fall into the wrong hands (e.g. Adam Lanza in Connecticut), and enable such people to massacre innocent Americans in large numbers.

You guys aren’t protecting the US constitution – You’re just weird adults playing soldiers with dangerous weapons.

As for your bragging about your militia’s ability to withstand an effort from the authorities to disarm you guys, I’d say you’re either uninformed or delusional, not just because of precedents such as Waco, TX (remember?), but simply because nowadays one geek operating a military combat drone could wipe out your entire militia in the time period between breakfast and lunch, and any amount or shade of camo color you’d smear on your faces won’t change this fact.

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By: Conejeto http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354202 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:45:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354202 All very valid comments but today I was sure there would be more comments. Attention Deficit is what America seems to share as a commonality. On to the next subject I guess is what commercial TV teaches us. I’m very disappointed this subject did not continue to gain momentum all the way to the White House. Focus people. We are not zombies yet. I an now a Floridian and would like to hear more from my new neighbors. I grew up in New York suburbs. Yes there are hunters there. Never was an issue.

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By: TimStrong http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354201 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354201 These are not “good guys with guns”… they are very dangerous people corrupting / abusing these children… Racism, fear mongering bigotry are taught. It is not human nature to hate. What a sad pathetic society the United States of America has become.

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By: RedwhiteNblue http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354198 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 08:42:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354198 The second amendment is supposed to support our right to bare arms against a tyrannical government. Proof there by that, we cannot even as much freely, purchase military type arms. The government has already succeeded in overstepping its bounds to the will of the people. The first and last defense we have to protect the great founding principles of our nation is the the second amendment. Yeah if you’re form NY. things that go on in Florida can seem both cool and or mind blowing but at least these people are doing something to be patriotic with what so little we have left.

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By: kabar1950 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/22/an-amendment-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-354197 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:07:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=37274#comment-354197 I was a member of several Texas militia groups in succession in the 1990’s. The county leader was a local businessman who owned OTR trucks, flatbed trailers, bulldozers, backhoes and a variety of heavy equipment. With his resources, the organization was able to offer new members pretty much every item an infantry soldier would need (uniforms, ALICE pack, web gear, radios, etc.) The only items we could not supply were rifles and boots, because it was thought that these items were expensive enough and individualized enough that the member should obtain them himself (or herself.)
We had several Ham radio operators, and using our radios, could communicate locally up to 65 miles, and using a ham base station, internationally. Our unit physician led our medical team of RN’s, dental assistants and EMT-paramedics. We all took advanced cardiac life support classes and trained with the EMT-paramedics to handle serious injuries. Not as skilled as combat medics, perhaps, but far more skilled than the average citizen.
We had several combat veterans from the Vietnam era, and several peacetime veterans, including former Marines, Army soldiers and Navy sailors, but the majority of our members were civilians with no prior military service. Our military veterans trained the civilians. We had two militia functions a month, one was a general meeting, run democratically using an abbreviated form of Robert’s Rules of Order, the other was a weekend long training exercise. We trained once a month for SEVEN YEARS. By the time we disbanded, I can tell you that our volunteers were every bit as well-trained as any Marine with whom I ever served. Our unit accepted any American citizen with a clean police record, regardless of race, religion or gender. We had Christians (both Protestant and Catholic), a Mormon, a Jew and some agnostic Libertarians. We had several Muslims and a Hindu visit and train with us, but they were afraid to join because of 9-11 and they were green card holders. Our organization tried to recruit black members, but unsuccessfully. The ones that came to a meeting wanted us to give them money so they could start an all-black militia, and our leaders said, “We don’t do racially exclusive–not white, and not black either. But you’re welcome to join.” They said, “No thanks.” So be it, but I’m tired of people calling the militia movement a group of white racists. There were a few (very few) racially prejudiced whites, but they were told not to discuss racism at militia functions, and they did as they were asked.
All these people trying to paint the militia movement as a bunch of wannabes are full of it. They don’t know what they are talking about.
I served as a U.S. Marine infantry sergeant for four years, a year in the Marine Reserves and a Try-one year in a National Guard tank battalion. Just how many years of military service does it take for these liberals to consider me well-trained, anyway? I shot Expert three times with the M16A1, twice with the M1911A1 .45 pistol, and Expert with both the 105mm M-60 tank main gun and the 7.62mm co-ax. I was a rifle range coach for my company. As a Marine I routinely hit targets (with open sights–no scope) at 500 meters. Even today I shoot at 300 meters with a scope.
WE WILL NOT BE DISARMED. Understand? So all these cowards who think they are going to pass some unconstitutional law and disarm the American people had better give it pause for thought. Any attempt to disarm the American people will not be pretty. Down here in Texas we have a slogan from the Texas Revolution: “Come And Take It.” And we aren’t kidding.

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