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Old 09-26-2017, 18:55   #16
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Originally Posted by The Reaper View Post
What about that period from say, 1565 till 1783, when we were colonies?

Start at 4th July 1776 and we can discuss the issue from there. I did say Americans, not British colonies.

1775-83 we had asserted our independence and challenged our rulers. We might have been considered “colonies” but we were done with being ruled.
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Old 09-26-2017, 20:50   #17
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"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin

ach schade! Herr Reaper, warum mussen Sie mich von meinem Sommertraum wecken.....ah Karlsplatz....jene grünen blauen Augen und Haare aus Gold

on a second (clearer) thought, I guess I am not willing to part with tens of thousands of rounds and "precision instruments" that the 2nd Amendment has afforded me
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