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    German: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5522131,00.html

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    Auch wenn das Gesetz im Kongress zunächst keine Chance hat, zumindest die Stimmen der Organisation "OpenCarry.org" dürfte sich McCain gesichert haben.

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    The USA|30.04.2010
    Not without my gun


    The weapon lobby struck alarm, when Barack Obama was selected to the president. The fear: There could be substantial restrictions of the right to possession of arms. The opposite is the case.
    The weapon love of the Americans is a difficult topic. Europeans understand it only heavily, for American politicians are them a hot iron. With the weapon lobby one does not put on oneself better, even if one does not divide its opinions. That cannot be done also to US president Obama differently. It signed a law, which permits a carrying of weapons also in national park. To its defense one must say: Hardly another choice had remained for it: The weapon-free gift for the protected areas and monuments of the country was coupled to the law, which protects consumers from obscure and covered credit card contracts.

    This kind of Junktim, thus the coupling of laws, is a speciality of the weapon fans. So may the citizens of the capital Washington, who District OF Columbia, differently than those of the other Federal States, no representatives in the house of representatives to still select. The appropriate law, which should grant them this right finally, was let now fall to the repetitive mark. Because to it a loosening of the weapon laws would not be coupled in D.C. with logic has that anything to do.

    McCain for more weapons in DC

    The weapon laws in the US capital had to be loosened after a decision of the highest Court of Justice of already 2008. The meant: The prohibition to possess semiautomatic weapons was waived. Also the inhabitants of Washington can request gun licenses now and keep pistols in their house. For John McCain is the however obviously not enough. The loser of the last presidency running brought a bill now into the congress, that became the weapon laws in the capital of still far up-soft: The purchase of ammunition was facilitated and the conditions for the registration and the purchase by weapons was loosened.

    To the question, why a senator from Arizona worries about the weapon laws in Washington, the republican senator, it answered believed to exercise that “citizens should be generally speaking country able, their constitutionally confirmed by a document right to possession of arms.” Coincidental way McCain faces in addition in its mother country Arizona for the re-election into the senate a strong challenger from the own rows. There it cannot harm to serve the right clientele.

    Armed to Starbucks

    Even if the law in the congress has first no chance, at least McCain might have itself the voices of the organization “OpenCarry.org” secured. Their members exert themselves for the fact that they may carry their weapons also in the public - for everyone visibly, but naturally duly into a Holster fastened. The group was created 2004 and has above all one to the goal: She wants to accustom the public to the sight of weapons carrying citizens. Beginning of last week one met at the Washington Monument, in the heart of the capital. Because the prohibition of public carrying of pistols and rifles is there however still valid, one had to be content with posters.

    Differently it is there in some national park in the neighbouring Virginia. There the Protestler was less numerously, but however after heart desire armed. And if it dürstete it after a Cappuccino, was also no problem, if a branch of the coffee chain were Starbucks in the proximity. Because those explained several times publicly: , Where carrying the weapons permits actual thus in 43 Federal States - liking gladly cowboys may order its Caramel Macchiato also with the Knarre in the Holster. Companies can actually forbid a carrying of weapons in their business. Starbucks does without it.

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    Author: Christina miner
    Editorship: Nicole Scherschun

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    That's like the most awesome translation ever.
    "they may carry their weapons also in the public - for everyone visibly, but naturally duly into a Holster fastened."

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    Most awesome line ever.

    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeV View Post
    That's like the most awesome translation ever.
    "they may carry their weapons also in the public - for everyone visibly, but naturally duly into a Holster fastened."
    Even if it is incorrect.
    illegal ≠ immoral legal ≠ moral
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    Even if it is incorrect.
    For a hilarious read, hunt up on-line Mark Twain's essay on the German language. He tried to learn it. As a wordsmith himself, he had wonderful insight about it. And, criticisms in a way that only Twain could do.

    Here is one link. I cannot read even the first sentence without cracking up.

    http://www.crossmyt.com/hc/linghebr/awfgrmlg.html

    Oh, god. Just for fun I read a bunch of Twain's essay just now. Oh, man. My sides hurt, I laughed so much.
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    That was good, Citizen. Great read.

    It kind of reminded me of this:

    http://www.pagetutor.com/jokebreak/187.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    For a hilarious read, hunt up on-line Mark Twain's essay on the German language.

    http://www.crossmyt.com/hc/linghebr/awfgrmlg.html
    Yup, that just about mirrored my experience with German. Much more funny and insightful than I could have managed of course, but it's spot on.

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    I spent 8 years in Germany, in the Army, took 3 years of German in Hochschule,,otherwise known in German as Gymnasium. The only time I felt semi-fluent was when I was really plastered. It is a difficult language to learn, but BTW it's also a base language of English.
    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson

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    the structure of a german sentence is very logical. So think like Yoda and great sense it will make.

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