Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rocketmedic, Oct 23, 2015.
Particularly a consumer item that literally 99.9+% of people can own and use without harming others?
The antis won't stop until we have 100% disarmament. To them, any "reasonable compromise" is not an end point, but a temporary way station. That's why they have to be opposed at every turn. In fact we should be pushing to roll back existing restrictions.
We can only reasonably cite the firearms used and not what was present in some way. If we went beyond the murder weapons we'd have no reasonable stopping point and be counting firearms that weren't at hand or even on the premises. So, a baseline of "murder weapon" is needed.
Given this thread and your other comments lately, seems to me that you and this guy should get along nicely.
I don't care for Ted Cruz either. He's a grandstanding opportunist - as are about 75% of politicians in both major parties. You're free to disagree.
But I still don't support any new restrictions on gun ownership and would like to see restrictions on NFA items loosened or repealed.
The original poster's views are his and his alone.
increasing the difficulty of obtaining arms serves the criminal element. What most people do not consider, however, is that the more difficult you make the obtainment, the more aggressive the criminal who prospers.
In counties with strong gun control, you have thugs and petty criminals armed
In countries with all out gun control, you have cartels, warlords, and nomadic gangs.
In countries with full and unlimited gun control you have mass extermination programs and death camps. Human nature is to be at equal or better capability of your enemies. Those who with to disarm the masses are in keeping with their nature.
Those you wish to disarm themselves, and readily do as told, are a truly scary group.
Bwahahahaha.....oh man, is it April 1st?.....ah that was a good laugh.
dont want a semi auto, dont buy one......dont want me to own a semi auto, tough crap....go live in Australia if you dont like how things are here.
And I really don't think we need freedom of speech or freedom of the press, so here's my idea -- a voluntary exchange of all computers for a slate and a piece of chalk, and confiscation of televisions, radios, telephones and a death sentence for speaking out against the government.
Cleveland Schoolyard Massacre resulted in the AWB in CA and nationwide.
The beauty of the 2nd amendment is not that is allows the right to possess firearms, rather it affirms that one has the right to elect to, or elect not to possess firearms. I respect your decision to forego owning semi-automatic firearms. I expect that in kind, you respect my right to keep my S&W, M&P-10.
That stated, go research my posts from when I was high school principal in Hillman, Michigan. Also, search for my posts about my experience living under the military dictatorship in Santiago, Chile. I hope that you never have the life experiences that I have had. If you do, I can only say, it will change your current views of the 2nd amendment, and semi-auto firearms.
I wish you the very best, and hope you continue to frequent THR.
Geno (formerly known as "Doc2005")
also, why is $5K "more reasonable"......what is wrong with $200?.....
how would a higher cost tax stamp have done anything to curb the recent bouts of violence that weve seen?......none of the recent bouts of mass shootings have been done with NFA items.....
crimes with NFA items are already exceedingly rare, to the point of being a non-issue.......what would raising the cost to $5K do, other than keeping lawful citizens from owning firearms, that are in all honesty, no more dangerous than any other firearm, and are only on regulated due to arbitrary traits.
You could at least make a rational argument for requiring a similar process for everything based on that. Except that we've been mass producing guns here since since the 1840's - so we have TONS of them that are not and never will be registered.
It would be obvious if you were one of the new generation of elitist "progressives." It's so they can have guns and the "peasants" can't. It's not about guns, it's about control.
You think you are more likely to be the victim of a mass shooting than a mugging.
I'm done reading this thread at that point.
Read the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. It tells the purpose of that entire package of amendments.
There is an overarching reason for the BOR: To enable the citizenry to guard against an abuse of power by the State.
Without the Second Amendment, there would have been the Nine Privileges.
These rights exist as human rights, just because you're upright and breathing. They exist in the absence of any government whatsoever: They in no way are "granted" by government. Our constitution enumerates them as restrictions which limit government.
Maybe NYC, but they also practice stop-and-frisk, which others don't. So, infringing upon the 4th Amendment may be The Answer. You think?
"Youah papers! Vere ah youah papers?"
Yeah, that would play well on the six o'clock news.
If your goal was to incite widespread, overt resistance/revolution, that would be a good start. Anyone stupid enough to put his signature on that Executive Order would find himself up to his arse in alligators pretty quickly, I think. I'm not counting on the press, but YouTube vids and word-of-keyboard would spread those images pretty quickly.
I could be wrong, but I'm an old bastard who has had a full life, and I don't have much to lose. I have a lot more faith in our armed servicemembers than you do (of course, I was an enlisted man for 21 years).
I understand that today's junior enlisteds (and junior officers) are drawn from a population that is far different from the one I grew up in. For one, they went through an entirely different school system/indoctrination than I did.
And I may be unrealistic in believing that their oath of enlistment means something to them...it may not, especially if they have no understanding of or appreciation for our Constitution.
But, I'll take my chances. As I say, I've had a reasonably good life, and very few regrets.
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