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U.S. gun website sued for alleged ties to slayings

There are 164 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 12, 2012, titled U.S. gun website sued for alleged ties to slayings. In it, Reuters reports that:

A prominent U.S. gun control group on Wednesday sued a gun auction website it says is linked to a mass shooting at a Wisconsin spa in October and the stalker slaying of a woman near Chicago in 2011.

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“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

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#174 Dec 27, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I've tried, but the meaning of "well regulated" stubbornly seems unchanged.
The meaning of the phrase "well-regulated" in the 2nd amendment
From: Brian T. Halonen <[email protected]>
The following are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, and bracket in time the writing of the 2nd amendment:

1709: "If a liberal Education has formed in us well-regulated Appetites and worthy Inclinations."

1714: "The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world."

1812: "The equation of time ... is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial."

1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor."

1862: "It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding."

1894: "The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city."

The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.


Anchorage, AK

#175 Dec 27, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Your right to own guns is tempered by certain conditions, one of which is that the owner have higher brain function. I'm not sure you qualify.
"I'm not sure you qualify."

Hence, part of your frustration. YOU are not in any position to judge or decide.

Anchorage, AK

#176 Dec 27, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Pure nonsense.
Proving once again your decision to remain willfully ignorant.

United States

#177 Dec 27, 2012
Thank you, Marauder. Some of the Liberals are so very arrogant. They have no clue, but they think they are smart.

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