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    • 15.03.13 | 12:25 (IST)

    So here's something you might want to consider... The US was not only founded on the right to bear arms, but also on the right to own slaves and on the disenfranchising of women. Don't get me wrong, the US was still progressive for its time, but that's what you're missing. Time passes on. You're acting like some Amish guy stuck back in the 18th century thinking that what was achieved then was the paragon of legislation, the ultimate constitution that would govern the US for all eternity. The truth is that it was a bunch of politicians who got together some centuries ago and did the best they could at the time. Arguing along the lines of "our country was founded on the right to bear arms" is just silly. Just because something has been around for a long time doesn't make it right. It was easy enough to remove slavery from that pedestal.

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    First published 06:15 15.03.13 | Last updated 22:30 14.03.13
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