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Guns, God and arguments

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From page A8 | February 19, 2013 |

I find it troubling that some people insist upon including God in their arguments concerning the Second Amendment.

What does God have to do with gun ownership? Do people seriously believe that God is in favor of his children picking up weapons and killing each other? Long before James Madison sat down to write out the Bill of Rights, God met Moses on a mountaintop and gave him a set of commandments, the sixth of which states, “Thou shalt not kill.”

Shouldn’t the Ten Commandments take precedence over the first 10 amendments to the Constitution when one is considering the will of God?

Betty Catania

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • G-ManFebruary 18, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    No

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  • A - WomanFebruary 18, 2013 - 6:18 pm

    Yes

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  • rlw895February 18, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    Hard to argue with that! Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's. That would include compliance with law, I should think.

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  • Mr. PracticalFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Maybe I'm missing something, but if the 10 commandment took precedence over law of any sort, wouldn't that be contradictory to freedom of religion?

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:57 am

    Absolutley Betty! Because if you kill someone you should hang around and wait for god to exact puinsihment. Don't worry about the cops, just wait...I'd love to know how that works out for you.

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  • G-ManFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Wheeeeew!!!....has anybody checked the soil or water supply where you people live?..

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:20 am

    Hey G-Man! Our water is some of the best in the country and our soil is perfect for many crops including grapes. No worries buddy, we're good here! ;)

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  • StRFebruary 19, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    OK so now my paranoia is kicking in again. Another tactic to terminate targets is to secretly poison your target. THEY have two part poisons that can be administered in two different locations also. This poisoning can be a more immediate onset, or a slow kill. They can sneak into your house or inject it into your outside water source. So many options on the dark side. There are also electronic methods also.

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  • G-ManFebruary 19, 2013 - 10:26 pm

    @CD..Plenty of worries buddy..you ain't good there..did a little research..it IS the air..the air in Fairfield sucks...33/100..only question is what's worse the putrid air you're breathing in or the the hot air you're expelling...

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 20, 2013 - 5:44 am

    G-Man, hot air? Okay, if you have such low regard for my effots not much I can do about it. But hey, I'll just keep trying. ;)

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  • The SugarJarFebruary 19, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    I believe Ms. Catania is pointing out the flaw in a certain type of argument. Those who conflate constitutional or bill of rights rights with God-given/Christian, etc. rights.

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  • ADWFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    Because our Declaration of Independance declares that we have inailenable rights--meaning God given. That that is the basis of which our Constitution was drafted. THAT is why people will put God into that discussion. The fact that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness then we also have the right to protect those rights from those who would take them away from us.

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