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Old 03-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
I agree wholeheartedly.
ďGun ownership isnít about duck hunting, itís about saving your life and defending all the civil liberties we enjoy in this country,Ē he said.
Really? The NRA and the gun lobby don't give a rat's about our 'Liberties' they care about the gun industry. While were arguing about clip size, the Government has been eroding the Constitution and our basic rights. But let's all get frothy about the second amendment and how background checks are unconstitutional.

In the last ten years we have seen a steady erosion of the fundamental rights and civil liberties, all in the name of national security.

The gradual erosion of our civil liberties came in the shape of Warrantless Wiretapping, abuse of the USA PATRIOT Act, the National Security Entry/Exit Registration System (NSEERS), the Real ID Act, the Military Commissions Act, No Fly and Selectee Lists, Abuse of Material Witness Statute, Attacks on Academic Freedom and monitoring peaceful groups.

The so-called War on Terror has seriously compromised the First, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights of citizens and non-citizens alike. From the USA PATRIOT Actís over-broad definition of domestic terrorism, to the FBIís new powers of search and surveillance, to the indefinite detention of both citizens and non-citizens without formal charges, the principles of free speech, due process, and equal protection under the law have been seriously undermined.
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