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Exercising the Second Amendment Right?

Posted on the 21 August 2013 by Mikeb302000
Of course, something which begins "A well regulated militia" and says it's necessary to the security of the free state might actually have something to do with it.
And before Orlin or Greg make more dumb comments:
In the second article, it is declared, that a well regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state; a proposition from which few will dissent. Although in actual war, the services of regular troops are confessedly more valuable; yet, while peace prevails, and in the commencement of a war before a regular force can be raised, the militia form the palladium of the country. They are ready to repel invasion,to suppress insurrection, and preserve the good order and peace of government. That they should be well regulated, is judiciously added. A disorderly militia is disgraceful to itself, and dangerous not to the enemy, but to its own country. The duty of the state government is, to adopt such regulations as will tend to make good soldiers with the least interruptions of the ordinary and useful occupations of civil life. In this all the Union has a strong and visible interest.

But, given the type of things gun nuts say, I can see how they might be willing to say that's just a distraction from the meat of the subject: no matter how strong the evidence that's just plain WRONG.
Anyway,  this picture is making its rounds on the internet with people wondering if this is real or a sick joke.  Of course, given the amount of gun violence in the US, that is a good question.  The gun looks fake, but lots of fake guns can look pretty real.
So, where are the truly responsible gun owners?  I've been wanting to write about the "pro-gun" crowd being a better argument for strict gun control.  Of course, deep down they want to see more guns and more people walking around with guns--even if they are total morons.
But, what better argument is there for serious restrictions on firearm ownership when guns are so much a part of the culture and people want to see them everywhere that we end up with pictures like this? :
Exercising the Second Amendment right?
Isn't this the logical outcome of all the wanting to see guns everywhere?
I hope you feel really good about yourselves and feel smug about how good you are with your guns.
Anyway, More info on the pic here:

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