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"Regulated" in the parlance of the 18th Century, meant "well stocked" or "well supplied", talking about a militia with adequate firepower to deter redcoats. Essentially the 2nd amendment makes for local armories of big weapons caches, and local "gun clubs" (militia), so that the newly formed US did not have to endure the preposterous budget-busting demands of the war hawks to stand up a national army (They held out for a while - all of the Revolutionary War was fought with militias and the Continental Army, which were soldiers from the various states, but still not a government organization. We did not have a standing army until some years after the adoption of the Constitution. In practical terms, creating a standing army made the 2nd Amendment moot, but assholes with tiny dicks still genuflect to it.

It had NOTHING to do with gun ownership by individuals.

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This was so dumb. She really failed here. This isn't constitutional and accomplishes nothing

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The uproar over sensible gun restrictions is proof positive that those who decry these sensible restrictions are really people just like Kyle Rittenhouse -an unhinged group of wannabe good guys with guns just itching for someone to shoot and blame the death on the victim being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I m not fooled. These people are Killers in Waiting.

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"It’s sadly pathetic that a Democrat would bash another Democrat with any “ruling” from this clown show Supreme Court. Three of the current justices were appointed by a former president who’s facing multiple felony counts for trying to overthrow the government. Another is a wholly corrupt billionaire plaything, and the fifth is just an asshole."

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This is the crux of the matter. Instead of criticizing New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for failing to submit to today's unbalanced Supreme Court, we need to start criticizing Democrats who will not see how skewed the Court is and who will not at least talk about the necessary remedy of appointing more Justices to it. How about eight more? While we have a Democratic President and Democratic control of the US Senate? How about using the power we have while we have it, because if we don't use it now, we may LOSE it permanently.

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I asked a question about relevance andI you attack me personally. I am not your "bro" and your irrelevant obsession with this incident is creepy and juvenile.

Show me on the doll where the bad lady touched you. Better yet, just fuck off to way over there and then fuck off again, and again .

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The Tetlet and I discussed this yesterday. He lives in Albuquerque. His take is that Governor Grisham has tanked her political career by engaging in this episode of pointless posturing. He is disappointed. She has been a good governor.

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Ted Lieu is on my s**t list now. I have no idea who he is trying to pacify but it smells senate campaign money driven. He is going nowhere if he thinks he can campaign in the "not Gavin Newsome" space.

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Oh thank you so much for this - people on Twitter are losing their ever-loving minds over this and I was feeling like I was the only one who thought this was a good idea? Omfg 🤬

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Who was Ted Lieu's message for?

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Republican voters who might be persuaded to hold their noses long enough to vote for a Democrat if their party's candidate is just too wackadoo.

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That's a rather long way to say Independents.

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Again, people, independents (NOT capitalised) are not all secrets Republicans like some like to believe.

I have been an independent since I first voted in 1976. I ama a progressive liberal and last tiome I checked there is no law that says you must pay fealty to a political party.

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I was wondering the same thing! Also, wtf?!

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Sep 11, 2023·edited Sep 11, 2023

Since Bruen, all gun restrictions have become performance art.

All that we can do is harness that frustration so that when SCOTUS spots open up we will have a Prez and Congress in place to fill them well.

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

For 30 days, there will be a lot fewer people carrying in my city. These days that's a pretty good performance..``

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

I don't get the unconstitutional part. Wyatt Earp had no problems restricting guns, legally.

"Wyatt Earp enforced strict gun control in Dodge City, Kansas in the cattle boom of the 1870's and 80's. The carrying of guns within the town limits was illegal. This was vital for public safety. Everyone who entered Dodge had to leave their weapons on pegs found in public places."

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Blame the SCROTUM (Supreme Court Republicans Of The Unholy Magas.)

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I thought the answer to the problem of gun violence was more doors. Or less doors. I know it involved doors.

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It's The Doors. The world would be a better place if more people would listen to their music instead of shooting each other.

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I don't know if this is exactly relevant, but Albuquerque used to have one of the most brutal, inefficient, corrupt and often downright criminal police departments of any major American city. I wonder if that has improved, and if not, could it have anything to do with the murder rate?

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

I am stunned that Lieu and Hogg would push back against laws that already exist in California. They're acting like she passed her own laws - and it's only a 30-day ban! It's nice to know that someone still sees the epidemic of gun violence for the public health emergency that it is. Maybe this is one way to shame the state senate into passing gun reform.

The Governor is more concerned about her constituents than either one of her [surprisingly] Democratic critics. She's at least using the gun lobby's own strategy against them. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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First dumb thing I've heard David Hogg say, I don't know why he wouldn't back this

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