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MN: This was evil in the purest form
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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I support our First Amendment rights and I support our Second Amendment rights, but what I saw on TV in Charlottesville failed even the simplest of common sense tests. Rally members adorned with military helmets, AR-15s at low ready, pistols in tactical holsters vests, and all the accessories that go with a tactical outfit is completely absurd. They were not just going to protest the removal of a statue, they were ready and looking for a gun fight.

Ed.: Both sides, plus neutral third parties, lawfully and safely bore arms as protected by the 2A.

Comment by: PHORTO (8/18/2017)
"I support our First Amendment rights and I support our Second Amendment rights, but what I saw on TV in Charlottesville failed even the simplest of common sense tests."

Notice the "but". Of course. It's always "but".

Memo to author: There is no "common sense" test viz constitutional rights. The least stringent judicial test is "rational basis", which comes closest to "common sense", but constitutionally protected fundamental rights are subject to a much more stringent test: "strict scrutiny". The message is that fundamental rights cannot be diluted by subjective "common sense". They are beyond and above that mechanism, as a First Principle of this nation.

Comment by: netsyscon (8/18/2017)
One group shows up just carrying signs. The other group opens fire. Police step in and arrest. We get a massive anti-2nd amendment. This time both groups armed to the teeth. Police stay back and massive bloodshed did not occur. (and the liberals miss their main opportunity). However, we are still wondering about the police and the supposed leaders in Virginia.

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