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Would you give up your gun rights?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by justice06rr, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Prophet

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    Nope. Because I can't give up my natural God-given rights. It is impossible. I can however choose not to practice my rights and can allow them to be denied to me.

    But as someone else said, I would put every weapon I own on a chopsaw tomorrow if I could be guaranteed that it would end violence and tyranny. Unfortunately it is not that easy.
     
  2. mortablunt

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    NO! Not unless it would do some amazing good, such as end violent crime, etc.
     
  3. barnbwt

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    Well, the question isn't helpful, insightful, or sincere, and seems much like troll bait.

    That 10mil wouldn't be worth much after it was printed for every other gun owner in America (as well as everyone else for good measure. After all, if the Fed was throwing out cabbage like that, everybody would get in on it). The government flat out does not have anything to give us worth our Constitutional rights.

    Oh, except maybe for the control of our State governments back from the Federal plutocracy; I might go for that (granted, I'm from Texas and not New York)

    TCB
     
  4. justice06rr

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    Thanks for all the answers.

    So you don't have a mature enough answer or what?

    Is guns the most important thing to you??? How about your family?
     
  5. justice06rr

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    Think whatever you like. its a true question, not trolling by any means.

    I'm just saying if gun rights is the most important thing for you, then that is your prerogative.

    This is a personal question, so if you feel offended or whatever, then don't participate in the thread. I meant no disrespect, but its good to see how passionate some of you are about 2A.

    I hope if you are those who felt strongly about it, you are also doing something about it....
     
  6. zorro45

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    They are not mine to give away. I am in a position to pass on to my kids not just some pieces of steel, walnut, and plastic, but the knowledge about the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights, understanding how the government works, a little bit about history, also some skills about how to survive and be safe, and guns are just a small part of this. Also some gun/safety skills, respect for the natural world, how to handle difficult situations/people (shooting them is not the first response) etc. Hopefully with this background at least some of them will be able to carry this forward.
     
  7. easyg

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    It doesn't matter what I would give up in exchange for what I would gain.

    The real question is this:
    Would I deny other U.S. citizens their 2nd Amendment Right for my personal gain?


    And the answer is "No.".
     
  8. Tim the student

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    I'd trade MY gun rights to save a loved one's life. But I'll OC a crossbow :neener:
     
  9. OpelBlitz

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    And this, to me, is the most rational argument someone can make to a liberal wanting to get rid of your guns.
     
  10. we are not amused

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    While I can't speak for him, guns are very important to me, and the ability to defend my family is even more important.

    Have you stopped beating your wife?
     
  11. Apachedriver

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    First, you can't give away a right. You can only choose not to exercise it. The right is still yours.

    Secondly, if I decided to sell out my choice to exercise any of my rights, I may as well sell out my heart, as the only thing left of a person after that action would be a soulless, fearful shell of a human.

    And for those that think trading off for something, even a cancer cure, would be worth it, keep in mind that any deal with the devil always has an unseen trapdoor for you to fall through afterwards.

    In the end, you'd still lose.
     
  12. 1911 guy

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    Quote from HSO:
    That's an absurd question since "I" can't give up "my" gun rights for personal profit.

    What can be done is I can give up ALL OUR GUN RIGHTS by prostituting myself and my principals. You don't betray your rights, but you betray the rights of everyone when you do away with rights.


    Stated succinctly and accurately.
     
  13. skeeziks

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    "First, you can't give away a right. You can only choose not to exercise it. The right is still yours."

    Apachedriver is the only one to get it right. It's the reason that the 2nd reads like this:

    "...Shall Not Be "Infringed." and not "...Shall Not Be Taken Away."
     
  14. Queen_of_Thunder

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    HE double hockey stick NO.
     
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    Bingo!!! Me giving up my own rights is my own choice to make, but I cannot and will not give away someone else's rights.
     
  16. danoam

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    I would say if anything, I would want my father and grandfather to still be alive, but then again NO because they would both be very disappointed in me for forfeiting a fundamental human right .
     
  17. WYOMan

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    NO! The world has many mass graves full of people who were convinced that thier compromise would result in a safer place to live, or that compliance would mean living instead of being shot down or imprisoned for not doing so. NO! NO! and NO!
     
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    If you agree to exchange your rights for (?? ) and they decide to NOT hold their end...........how would you be able to enforce the trade???
     
  19. jim243

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    no way
     
  20. Mobuck

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    Well, I suppose the result would be the same. If someone hurt my kids or grandkids, I would probably not depend on the court system to resolve the situation. If I was caught and convicted, surely I would lose my right to own a firearm.
    Is that the same as "giving up my gun rights"? I don't think quite the same.
     
  21. slickab

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    Beam me up Scotty. There are no intelligent life forms down here!
     
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    I have always found it a good policy not to answer hypothetical questions.
     
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    W.T.E.
     
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    How old are you? 7?
     
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