"I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech."
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Vince Vaughn
(1970-) American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian
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British GQ
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I support all individual inalienable rights as a faculty of birth.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    How is it we go to sports events and stand, willingly, during our national anthem and proclaim loudly our fundamental values of peace and freedom for all, supposedly under a governmental and legal system which guarantees these elemental aspects of our existence (not "rights") then, almost psychotically, arm ourselves declaring our individuality is the only means of defending those same qualities in defiance of the institutions we created in the first place ? (Ostensibly in opposition to, corrupt, aristocratic European or despotic Asian governments.)
    From God on high: Thou shalt not kill ! (Except....) Is it all Torah vs.Talmud ?
     -- John Shuttleworth, NYC     
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    Soft tyranny binds with unseen chains, not realized by most. For this reason our founding fathers exercised extreme foresight. A time for peace and a time for commonsense. " The strong man with the dagger is followed by the weak man with the sponge." Lord Acton.
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    John, for one, separating the good from the evil, I may stand as a matter of respect for an ensign that represents one nation under God (a legal expression indicating a legal system beyond man's feudal attempts to create or control natural law - "under God", beyond current legal/political ramifications, has a MUCH more expansive meaning to me), with liberty and justice for all (each and every, any and all inalienable rights intact). The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, with its many patrons (probable vast majority) has hijacked the symbol for use in mind control and other mens rea efforts. The Hebrew "ratsach" translates more accurately to "murder" than "kill", harmonizing both the Torah and the Talmud. Even in the Torah, describing or claiming an association to the "Law of Moses", there is an understanding, knowledge and realization between the eternally de jure laws of God and the edicts of men erroneously claiming Devine authority with ability to create law.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    How about the story of David and Goliath? Without a weapon, the giant could not have been defeated. Without arms, the American colonists could never have acquired their independence. Of course, there are those willing to face the lions naked with only their faith in God to defend them -- that is their privilege and honor. The right to bear arms is 'pro-choice' -- I may choose to arm myself or not. Same for freedom of religion and speech -- I may choose to believe or speak or not, it is my choice. Is there ever a need to defend oneself? May I be prepared? Here's the kicker: WHO SAYS?!! In America, it is ME.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    So very few know that is the reason and in their complacency put all of our freedoms at risk.
     -- Tony, Silver Spring, Md.     
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    Vince is right. I cant seem to find one day when the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government isnt hasseling me. They are always coming to my house and office and disrupting my life, usually with aggressive armed officers. I can barely sleep at night. 😏😏😏
     -- Steve Hambling, Aylmer, Quebec     
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