Examples of the 2nd Amendment in Action?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by PrimePorkchop, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Having an online debate with an audience right now with an old school teacher of mine...he's taking quite the condescending approach, LOL, but he's still a good guy.

    Curious, for the sake of this debate and ones in the future...anyone know of any instances, big or small, of the 2nd Amendment in action?

    The only one I know of is the Battle of Athens...I could be wrong about this, but I have to believe there's more than one...
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Google firearm used to stop rapist, robber, self defense. That's the 2nd Amendment in action!
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker Well-Known Member

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    Japan didn't invade the American mainland during WWII because we have the 2nd Amendment, and they knew most of the country was armed.
     
  4. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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  5. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Apologies I did mean to specify, i mean't to talk about the 2nd Amendment in Action for its origianlly intended purpose: To protect our freedoms against a tyrannical government.

    The Battle of Athens is the only such occurrence I know of...and it's still not even taught in schools these days :(
     
  6. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    I think he means more along the lines of, defending against tyranny from government.
     
  7. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    i do believe he was referrin to:

    "If ever a time should come when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced patriots to prevent it's ruin". -- Samuel Adams

    and,

    "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington

    and,

    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. " Abraham Lincoln.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    By the grace of God it hasn't happened............yet!
     
  9. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    correct =)

    Except not quotes...just actual instances of it happening in history...maybe there is only 1...or maybe they've all been hidden?
     
  10. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Tell them to just standby for a while. It probably won't be long now.
     
  12. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    To me it is in action everyday and may be the only protection against a complete government take over in this day and age. New Orleans as we know was a prime example of what can happen when you disarm the people. It is a deterrent.
     
  13. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Good point, I forgot about the Katrina disarmament.