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  • Here is an interesting take on our gun rights.

    America’s gun obsession is rooted in slavery.

    https://news.yahoo.com/america-gun-o...100037108.html

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    PH -
    I suppose that you, as a descendant of the Confederacy, must feel obliged to adopt a very narrow-minded view of our history.
    Contrary opinions not welcome.

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    • #3
      PH -
      I have a recollection of your posting your family history, boasting of ancestral service during the Civil War on the side of the South.
      Perhaps it was not you, but one of your like-thinkers.
      If so, I apologize for my mistake.

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      • #4
        Any published opinion piece on the subject of gun control should be of interest to shooters everywhere, esp. on a forum such as this.

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        • #5
          PH -
          You mentioned in post #5 that as far as you know, none of your ancestors were born during the Civil War, and so you were indeed not a descendant of the Confederacy.
          Would you be so kind as the elaborate on that?
          Your comments are amusing.

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          • #6
            PH-
            It looks like we've touched on one of your blind spots.

            "The Descendants of Confederate Veterans is open to male & female descendants of soldiers, sailors and government officials that served in the Confederate States of America. Join us in our effort to preserve and protect our southern heritage by honoring the memory of our ancestors that served the Confederate States of America."

            https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=de...Anews%2Cm%3Asb

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            • #7
              PH -
              I don't believe you've even heard of it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PigHunter

                I was born in the USA within the later half of the 20th Century. The Confederacy ceased to exist in 1865. As far as I know, none of my ancestors were born during the War of Northern Aggression. So, I'm indeed not a descendant of the Confederacy and you have once again made a stupid statement.

                Studying history is one of my hobbies so you are wrong, I do have a clear-eyed view.
                I'm quoting you here in case you decide to delete it.

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                • #9
                  I've heard that argument before. A reading of the letters and papers of the framers of the Constitution shows exactly why they included the 2A, it was a check on the powers of a tyrannical government.

                  As for the confederacy, what side you are on during a war is determined by where you are born.

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                    • #11
                      Probably the slaves in the U.S. had a better life here than they would have had in the places they came from.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rock rat View Post
                        I've heard that argument before. A reading of the letters and papers of the framers of the Constitution shows exactly why they included the 2A, it was a check on the powers of a tyrannical government.

                        As for the confederacy, what side you are on during a war is determined by where you are born.
                        Not always determined by where you are born. No big argument, just a point of interest, but I do remember learning (maybe in school, maybe at a museum) that a number of Southern men did go North to join the Union.

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