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Tampa Bay Times: ‘Shall Not Be Infringed’ Does NOT Mean What It Says

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Tampa Bay Times: ‘Shall Not Be Infringed’ Does NOT Mean What It Says

Their attackers are armed, so why not level the playing field?

On March 26 2015, the Tampa Bay Times responded to the numerous pro-Second Amendment bills making their way through the Florida legislature by suggesting that “gun rights are not absolute.”

In other words, “shall not be infringed” does not mean “shall not be infringed.”

According to the Times, the numerous gun rights bills–especially campus carry–show that Republican legislators are controlled by the NRA and do not understand that if certain limits are not placed on Second Amendment rights, public safety is sacrificed.

In an attempt to prove this premise, they touch on the “contrived” arguments for campus carry, arguments that rest on the idea of armed women stopping “murderers and rapists.”

The problem with this line of thinking is that conservatives believe women are as capable of stopping murderers and rapists as men are, given one important tool…a gun. Conservatives do not agree with the Times, Salon, Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, and others who [are paid to] or pretend the idea of arming women is foolish.

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