Bill of Rights is in the way

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Recent tragedies in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., and elsewhere have created an uproar and a desire for answers. Our president insists that changes must be made for the public safety, and he is correct. But what changes need to be made? Do deep social issues need to be addressed or do we need topical solutions?

Many think semi-automatic firearms and large-capacity magazines are to blame. In the interests of public safety, by all means these should be banned! Gun nuts will start screaming about the Second Amendment and their rights to bear arms. In the interest of public safety, this amendment needs to be changed.

Gun nuts will try to fight changes for public safety. Many will try to hide these prohibited weapons instead of handing them in to the proper authorities, no matter what compensation is offered. Considering the danger these weapons are to the public, federal records should be used to find and confiscate weapons not turned in voluntarily. To forestall inevitable lawsuits claiming unlawful search and seizure, the Fourth Amendment needs to be changed in the interest of public safety.

News outlets will do their best to undermine the progress being made in securing the public’s safety, so control of the media is necessary to prevent backsliding. Tweaking the First Amendment will help get the message out that changes are in the interest of public safety.

If anyone is foolish enough to try to resist the dedicated efforts of our government to protect them, troops can be used to arrest the rebellious, dangerous holdouts. The Third and Sixth amendments can be suspended temporarily in the interest of public safety.

If these holdouts still won’t turn over their weapons, make them tell where they are hidden, or keep the miscreants in prison. The Seventh and Eighth amendments will understand that the public’s safety is paramount.

And if any state government objects to the government’s actions in securing our public safety, we can temporarily suspend the Ninth and Tenth amendments.

Education? Changes in social structures and moral standards? This quagmire must be avoided. Sound bites are easier than delving into the roots of our problems.

In the interest of public safety, we must use the most politically correct method – more gun control laws. The Bill Of Rights needs to be shown as the outdated document it is in the interest of public safety!

Will Borders

Augusta

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jkline
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jkline 01/17/13 - 04:14 am
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More Gun Laws Mean More Violence

This ought to be obvious, but I have not heard anyone mention it yet in the press. It is inescapable. Increased gun laws must necessarily lead to INCREASED violence, as the laws will be enforced with violent means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Weaver

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 01/17/13 - 07:32 am
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next step for will and

next step for will and obumler...re-introducing the brown shirts**funny how people like will trust the govt..and not their neighbors...

ymnbde
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ymnbde 01/17/13 - 07:36 am
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django

glorifies violence using guns, aggression using guns, and shows shooting a gun at an actual person cooler than James Dean sitting on the back of a 55 Chevy smoking a cigarette or John Travolta walking down a sidewalk smoking a cigarette.
A very well-written letter, btw. We were given a great gift by the founders of this country. The low information voter's won't know what we lost when it's gone, cause they've been so badly educated as to not even know what we have.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 01/17/13 - 08:32 am
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Sarcasm

    In the interest of public safety, we must use the most politically correct method – more gun control laws. The Bill Of Rights needs to be shown as the outdated document it is in the interest of public safety! (Will Borders).

Wow! It turns out that this letter is sarcasm

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 01/17/13 - 08:43 am
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will --had time to re -read

will --had time to re -read your letter ---remove your name in my earlier post..the rest i stand by..total control by govt is obumlers and the progressives goal...

nanowerx
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nanowerx 01/17/13 - 08:46 am
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Love this.

Obvious satire, people. I know people like to read the headline and a few sentences and grab their pitchforks, but this is very much smart sarcasm by the editor. Bravo, Mr. Borders! I would like to read more from you.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 01/17/13 - 08:52 am
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Sorry Will, I have to disagree...

Listen to what you're saying here. Suspend amendments to get what you want? You're pulling an obama! Although I agree that automatic weapons are too much for a society, disarming citizens altogether will cause more violent crimes to take place because the criminals will know they have the upper hand. There has been a bumper sticker out for decades now that carrys the truth; "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".

The government is approaching this the wrong way. They should be looking at the criminals and criminaly insane. People are the problem! But public safety is NOT what this administration is concerned with. Public safety is just a good banner to hide behind. Disarming America is just part of the agenda to bring this country to it's knees. Don't listen to the words, watch the actions and reactions.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/17/13 - 08:52 am
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The writer of this letter
Unpublished

The writer of this letter referes to those who believe in the second amendment as "gun nuts" so I propose we refer to those who believe in the first amendment as "speech nuts." Or maybe those who believe in the 19th as "suffrage nuts."

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/17/13 - 09:30 am
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HA

Speaking of the 19th, if we go straight for that one, most everything else will take care of itself. (joking)

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/17/13 - 09:33 am
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Easy there JTF. Getting kinda
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Easy there JTF. Getting kinda personal! LOL

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 01/17/13 - 09:51 am
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I got the satire.

I think Will's seen some of the comments posted on liberal boards, where these things are said with a straight face. Fortunately, there isn't as much groupthink happening with this issue as you might fear, but it's definitely proven that the phenomenon of the "authoritarian follower" is not exclusive to the right.

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dichotomy 01/17/13 - 10:26 am
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Man, I had to come in for a

Man, I had to come in for a landing from a 4 ft. hover to finish reading this one. Had me going there for a minute.

Unfortunately, I think that under this left wing, radical, Constitution disdaining president, the letter writer's scenario isn't all that far fetched.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/17/13 - 10:50 am
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Great Letter

It needs a little tweaking, I'm thinking paragraph 6, but it's a great start to a little critical thinking and soul-searching.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/13 - 11:00 am
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Something Has To Be Wrong

if you don't get sick read this kind of un-American Trash!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/17/13 - 11:03 am
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Pretty sure it's sarcasm, CG.
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Pretty sure it's sarcasm, CG. No one can be that idiotic.

impossible
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impossible 01/17/13 - 11:17 am
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Humble Angela no one can be that idiotic
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The satire clearly describes the philosophy and policy of Obama, Biden, Reed, and their thuggish mob. So, yes, there are people that can be that idiotic. Then, also, there are those who vote for them, some of whom will be rudely awakened by the higher taxes they will have to pay. Hope ya'all read Walter Williams' column today. He must certainly be a racist because he's talking sense.

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allhans 01/17/13 - 11:37 am
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I was wondering why anyone

I was wondering why anyone would be so eager to give away our freedom.

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Jane18 01/17/13 - 11:58 am
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I Am Not Sure............

I agree George. And Angela, I hope it Is sarcasm, but don't ever believe that some people are Not that idiotic, OK? Allhans, just look at all those that voted for you-know-who, oh, that's right, they don't know they have given away some their freedom a little at a time........

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Bizkit 01/17/13 - 12:38 pm
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After Obama did his

After Obama did his demogoguery act with all the little kids for sympathy and to shame anyone from disagreeing, the WH admits that this actions would have not prevented any of the shootings of late. He ignores other evidence like in Washington DC and Chicago where they increase gun laws resulting in more violence. Once again, Obama plays politics-not for helping the kids but just more power. It's shameful to punish citizens, destroy a freedom, and then have no impact on the issue. All of his actions seem similar. Healthcare a freakin disaster with cost still skyrocketing.

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OpenCurtain 01/17/13 - 02:14 pm
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The Bill of Rights are OUR rights

and not the Governments to adjust rewrite or suspend.

An surely not for a Want-A-Be Dictator to cast aside, if they are in his way of change and control.

Each of the Bill Of Rights protects the other.
Start playing around, suspending or adjusting any 1,
and the others will fall like dominoes.

The Federal Socialists understand and know this.

myfather15
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myfather15 01/17/13 - 04:10 pm
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It very well sounds like sarcasm, but.....

Don't fool yourself into thinking there are not MANY people who believe this. I interact with people almost daily and many have these feelings that the government MUST do something to make us safer, no matter what that is. They don't just believe this with guns, many people believe the government must do something to fight obesity, tobacco use, energy, etc.

I have actually listened to people say the government must bancertain foods that are unhealthy (Bye Bye Big Mac). I heard people say the government must either ban tobacco products or make them so expensive, no one can afford them. We've all heard lately that groups want the government to ban certain video games, low gas millage vehicles, etc.

My point is, there are millions of American's who would have no problem allowing the government to regulate everthing people do. They would agree with suspension of ANY of the amendments, to obtain government control. This letter, although it might be sarcasm, isn't so far fetched to some people. Don't fool yourself because you don't see or hear it everyday.

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chrisborders 01/17/13 - 08:34 pm
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"I've read each one of your

"I've read each one of your comments on this Letter to the Editor and I must respond. I know this man personally and I told him when he wrote this that there were going to be many out there that just would not see the satire put before their eyes...and guess what...I was right!

Mr. Borders' whole letter was pure satire and for anyone to think otherwise is absolutely comical. Thank you to those that actually took the time to re-read it and realize the intent.

To those that did not...my sympathies!

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Bizkit 01/17/13 - 10:37 pm
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Most of the time posters make

Most of the time posters make comments barely related to an article anyways. Satire, mashire the articles really just start a conversation from there it goes all over the place from race to religion even if the article makes no mention of either. Then the demagoguery, shooting the messenger, or just plain insults. The insults don't last thanks to Sean. I find it interesting and sometimes hilarious.

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