Sue Yarger: Absolutely, they can do it

May 20, 2013 

Absolutely

Unbelievable. The General Assembly police are arresting people who assemble quietly in a public space because they contend that “the First Amendment is not absolute (and) government can make reasonable stipulations about where, when and how a peaceful demonstration can occur.”

Yet our government can’t pass reasonable legislation to require background checks or limit assault weapons and high-capacity magazines because, while the First Amendment is not absolute, the Second Amendment most certainly is. What?

Sue Yarger

Raleigh

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