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United States

10 January 2003

Roanoke Times (Virginia), Opinion

What's all the hype about the Second Amendment? We've heard it all before. "It protects our freedom." "It is the amendment that guarantees all our other freedoms." "It protects us from a tyrannical government." On and on and on. We've heard, as well, about the philosophical debate on how one is to define "the militia," and whether our forebears meant a collective or an individual right to bear arms. But that debate is really beside the point. That debate does not... (

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