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    True 200 years ago, and true today.

    A great quote that seems to defy today's political thinking.

    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." --Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book

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    Now you've done it. You're invoking common sense. That isn't aloud these days.
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    That's right.....It's not allowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuhr52 View Post
    Now you've done it. You're invoking common sense. That isn't aloud these days.
    Common Sense? That was Thomas Paine! Another bit of work that would be frowned upon by many politicians today!

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    Don't worry; the progressives, liberals, and almost Obama's voters have complete immunity to common sense.

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    Common sense must be stored in a secret gov't warehouse because it seems to disappear when people get elected.
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