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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    It might just be useful if you and others would read the entire 2nd amendment to the US Constitution.

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    This amendment was NOT written so that people could either own firearms necessarily or form militias to protect themselves from the federal government.

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    It WAS written so that the federal government could depend upon an armed populace being able to form such militias (which are now called the National Guard) to protect the federal government FROM insurgencies (such as the Confederacy during the Civil War) both without (by foreign invasion) and within the US itself.

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    Hopefully, the intelligent citizens of this great country do not feel that they ever will need to protect themselves from the very government that they themselves have elected!!

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    That is the true essence of a democratic republic, even if it also has some degree of socialism as a part of its makeup!!

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    If you and others here do not understand that , then your knowledge of American History is extremely shallow and limited.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    I’m guessing you didn’t see my reply to you (and C Downs & Morty) a few days back…
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  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Haven’t seen a President/Governor/etc. who hasn’t taken the opportunity for a photo op/photo shop. Some just come off better than others. Mission accomplished anyone?

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And how, perchance, is he holding it incorrectly? I shot rifles as a scout, and couldn’t figure out why my aim was off. It took someone with more experience than my Scoutmaster to show me how to properly hold a weapon. Maybe it takes a Secret Service agent with some balls to actually correct a POTUS?

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago

    “And I do not shoot and even I can tell he is holding the thing wrong in the photo.”
    Barack Obama is left handed; there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m lefty, but I shoot rifles right-handed, but bows and pistols lefty.

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Mr. Landers,
    The founders did not share your zeal for Govn. The Constitutions purpose is to protect the people from those in power.
    Your logic is faulty in that the 2nd Amend. also arms the insurgency.
    Americans have the right to keep and bare arms, this right shall not be infringed. An attempt to do so is impeachable. The duty of our leaders is to protect the Constitution, not undermine the protections it offers the people.

  7. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    The Second Amendment does not confer any rights at all. It simply confirms the existence of one of the most important rights so that government would not be tempted to infringe upon it. As for the purpose, the founders wrote many articles about it, and it is indeed so that people could protect themselves from their government.

  8. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, almost 4 years ago


    The 2nd amendment exists to ensure that the several states can form militias as needed. “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to a free State”… Why do those who are against gun regulation leave that portion out?

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    All the basketball footage is faked, too, to cover up his plan to deprive people of their Constitutional right to own a basketball.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    “Even I can clear brush, and I don’t think Bush was doing it right in the photo.” The problem, Harley, is that you haven’t accepted that Obama was elected president by a free American people. Twice. All the rest of your gripes and whingeing comes from that. Sheesh. Get a life, and accept that America is a democracy.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago


    The constitution says more about putting down insurrections than it does about gun rights. The whole POINT of militias was that they would be “well regulated,” directed by the government to put down insurrectionists. (Remember, the constitution also didn’t allow a standing army for more than two years at a time.) The framers had no use for such treason as Sharon Engel’s “second amendment remedies” overturning democracy by force when you lose an election.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago


    The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers and over 200 years of Supreme Court decisions are in contrast to your post.

  13. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Yes, I will keep and bare my arms (in the summertime, anyway) and even tattoo them if I so choose !

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    If he was shooting Skeet or Trap he would have to hold the gun higher. Clay pigeons angle up.
    Then he was firing a gun that is used by kids for training. It is true take a look at the picture you can see smoke going up out of the barrel about four inches from the end. That is to reduce recoil on a kids shoulder when learning how to shoot.

  15. californicated1

    californicated1 said, almost 4 years ago

    “Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.”
    —Eric Hoffer

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