People in a group do not think as individuals responsive to reality, but as individuals proving themselves to the crowd. They ignore obvious fact as a result, because responsibility and accountability are not part of their goal. They are accountable only to the public image concerns of the crowd, forming a wave of public opinion that is uninformed and generally retributive against scapegoats for the failings of individuals in the crowd.Brett Stevens at amerika.org
Denninger - The Second Amendment is your "permit" because it recognizes a fundamental right that you already have. A permit grants permission to do a thing that is otherwise prohibited. The Second Amendment says that any such scheme in the context of firearms is unconstitutional -- period... The Second Amendment doesn't provide a permission slip, it prohibits the government from acting.
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