This is where we are with guns in this country: ‘Second Amendment remedies’

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A man shoots a revolver, at Dragonman's firing range and gun dealer, outside Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday Dec. 23, 2012.
A man shoots a revolver, at Dragonman's firing range and gun dealer, outside Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday Dec. 23, 2012.
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Three years ago a Republican candidate for the Senate out in Nevada said we may need to resort to our “Second Amendment remedies” if we can’t get public officials to do what we want.

“Second Amendment remedies”—meaning, use our guns, guarded by the Second Amendment, to deal with people in government we don’t like.

If that was frightening enough for you, how about what’s been happening in Colorado and Texas? In Colorado, a top prison official was gunned down in his home. In Texas, two prosecutors were killed, a third has now pulled out of a case against the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas for “security reasons.”

So we have people using guns to settle their disputes with public officials, using their “Second Amendment remedies.”

Don’t like the sound of this? Think it’s an overstatement? Well, there come times when overstatement becomes the truth out there.

We’ve got a Texas senator—Ted Cruz—who won’t let the Senate hold a democratic vote on gun safety. So, no democracy. We’ve got people out there using guns to get even with public officials, intimidating those they don’t kill.

This is where we are with guns in this country. “Second Amendment remedies” being executed on public officials, refusal by some elected officials to let us have a democratic vote on what to do about it.

This is where we live in April 2013.

This is where we are with guns in this country: 'Second Amendment remedies'

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