My Debate on the 2nd Amendment and Gun Control


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TooTaxed
May 2, 2008, 10:05 PM
Last week, as a known NRA member, I was invited to attend an organized group discussion on the 2nd Amendment and Gun Control. I researched the NRA-ILA website and prepared a file dealing with various gun control issues I suspected the group would discuss.

When we started, I found myself alone against 14 rabid anti-gunners! Can you spell "Blood Bath"?

Based upon the Militia Act of 1792, which specifically defines the militia as being every able-bodied male between 18 and 45 in all the states, the current amended Act which covers two classes of militia, (military/police and non-military), and similar provisions in the individual state constitutions, the group finally conceded an individual's right to possess a gun.

But, although I had specific references to refute various gun control issues, they still firmly believe too many guns are around, and something must be done about that. They noted that the 2nd Amendment doesn't mention the right to have ammunition (though the Militia Act required each gun owner to keep on hand a specified minimum amount of ammunition), and proposed ammunition control to keep it out of the hands of gun owners.

Items suggested: Ban all foreign imports. Put a tax of $1/round on all ammunition. Require anyone who purchases ammunition to have a government-issued permit card, difficult to obtain (as Canada has done).

Folks, this next national election is really critical to us. Financially support your pro-gun groups, and get active!

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TraderJack
May 2, 2008, 10:36 PM
Whew! I sure don't envy the job you had there! 14 to 1 is TALL odds to say the least! $1 per round tax??? WOW!
Those folks are scared to death!

Sounds like you represented yourself, and all of us very well. Thank you!

gripper
May 2, 2008, 11:45 PM
Did my former state ( Masssachusetts) export some of it's M******* activists andf Trustifarians to infect Georgia???:cuss::cuss::cuss:You have my sympathy....entirely too many of the Marxist swine followed me to NH ;and now work for the Obama-nation.

Coyote Blue
May 3, 2008, 12:07 AM
Columbus,GA,home of Fort Benning and you went through that ordeal?!
I'm very sorry and admire your fortitude.
I'm having a Jack Daniel's right now to alleviate my inner turmoil.

Jacka L Ope
May 3, 2008, 12:22 AM
Their "logic" defies reason. :rolleyes:

To reduce the number of traffic related deaths and injuries, might just as well allow citizens to purchase any and all the numbers of vehicles their hearts desire yet prohibit them from purchasing gasoline.

:banghead:

Zeke/PA
May 3, 2008, 09:53 AM
Congrats on your willingness to take on that amount of opposition.
When I am confronted thusly, I've found that a good defense is to illustrate to the opposition the total lack of prosecution, by our Justice(?) System of gun related crimes using EXISTING legislation.
Recently, it was pointed out that Philadelphia alone has a backlog of over 6,000 gun crimes to deal with.
More gun laws mean doing things the same way.
Only a fool would expect different results.
Zeke

5 Screw Smith
May 3, 2008, 12:14 PM
Folks, this next national election is really critical to us. Financially support your pro-gun groups, and get active!

That's why I upgraded to a NRA life membership this year!

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