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The authors of the Bill of Rights created the Second Amendment(1) for a purpose.  They wanted politicians to treat The People as equals despite the great strength of The Federal Government.  President Obama’s anti-gun proposals restrict the already weak right of civilian self-defense.  Today, we are weak in the face of a powerfully armed government.  That is exactly what I fear.  I would rather trust my fellow citizens with their many conflicting interests, than trust the continued kindness of a powerful government.  Bad things happen when the government stops talking and starts shooting.

Very bad things happened right here in the United States.  I don’t want them to happen again.

Most recently, the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms murdered 76 men, women and children in Waco Texas in 1993.Waco

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Before that, the Ohio National Guard shot nine students, four of whom died, at Kent State University in…

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