Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records

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as it should
no where does it say you lose your rights with a criminal conviction and having served your time.
I do recall something about losing some of your rights while incarcerated

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Dittos. Her position is correct. The problem with it is that when they misuse their freedom and get blown away it’s far too easy to get sued. We need a national law giving immunity for righteous shootings.

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Joe Biden thinks the Second allows the banning of all firearms from all people, as did rbg.

DSA/dnc IS the greatest enemy of the USA in the world…next to the scotus!!! And they will prove it in November!

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Absolutely. …and no, I am not a felon who has had my rights restored.

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Her conclusion:

History is consistent with common sense: it demonstrates that legislatures have the power to prohibit dangerous people from possessing guns. But that power extends only to people who are dangerous .

I agree.

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Jewish law had a slightly different angle. It didn’t ban possession of weapons, but it forbade giving or selling a weapon to a person known to be violent. It also forbade giving or selling such a person weapons-grade steel. The prohibition, though, was on the provider, not on the criminal or the object.

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I do not encourage this law against transfers to violent persons today, because when that law was written, it was a rabbinical stricture intended to be enforced by a G.d-fearing court.

Today’s secular government is more powerful and less trustworthy. They would use a vulnerable database with little oversight, and would not care to re-categorize those who have reformed their lives. Worst of all, by recording who has what weapon and where, it would lay the groundwork for a confiscation.

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I believe in the warrior christian mindset, Christianity is plagued with weak pacifist leaders though. Gun control is a growing trend among these pacifist cowards , I dont consider them much of anything but weak people. I do not even respect them as a Christian, they are a mockery to it if anything.

Is the Jewish community mostly progressive or conservative?

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By numbers over the country, I estimate it’s about 3-to-1 in favor of progressives. It varies depending on the synagogue. I think my synagogue is about 3:1 the other way, in favor of conservatives.

I know one married couple who are split politically, but the progressive wife was grateful to us for giving her husband an outlet to discuss politics.

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