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Christin Sander says
Well said. The ban refers to only those types of weapons not guns in general. Dee
Dennis L. Page says
Thanks. My Gma used to say sense wasn't common. We have to separate the politically motivated jargon that says this is a step towards changing the constitution. It isn't. Dee
Mike Russo says
Thank you for your input. Dee
Pamela Hutson says
Your "nuclear" comment is completely false. Arms are defined as firearms and "bear" means to carry on one's person.
You can carry an RPG, Stinger Missile, Bazooka and 50 Caliber sniper rifle on your person. Do you want to take out tanks or aircraft, your choice?
If you take a minute and look at the 2nd amendment, it wasn't enacted to protect the United States. It was enacted so that a "free state" could defend itself against the federal government via the formation of a militia.
Peoplepower, rocket launchers et al are already illegal to bear...and not listed as firearms...nor were cannons during the founding...straw dog.
CR Rockwood thank you for your input and background information. It clarifies that military & assault type weapons weren't what the founding fathers were protecting. Dee
Already illegal to own rocket launchers, so how'd they get them. I thought bans worked? Like making drugs illegal, that worked too...??
You mentioned email...since that and the internet weren't invented yet, does the 1St Amendment cover that??
I said the current measures should be the START of a long conversation about guns and gun violence in the U.S. Bans don't work well, but it's a start. It will take at least a generation or more for things to change.
Since bans don't work and only allow the right to bear arms to be infringed upon...and only for the law abiding citizen...why is a GOOD place to start?
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Laura Tykarski says
Mitch Alan says
Outstanding answer - couldn't have said it better!
Thank you for your constructive input. Dee
daskittlez69, I dare say that many of the same people who are pushing gun legislation are the same people who push to eliminate the death penalty.
Daskittlez69, Don't confuse "need" with "right"...That is where the liberals try to confuse the issue. Also, "assault weapon" under their proposal would include your rifles, if not now, then soon.
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Prakash Dighe says
Thank you very much for your input. Dee
We agree to disagree. This is an open forum and ideas from both sides are welcome. Equating the banning of one type of weapon with civil rights seems like a stretch to me but you are entitled to your opinion and I/ We respect that. Dee
You know it's like porn. It's hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Especially when it is being fired!
When you see it? Shouldn't it be based on functionality, not appearance?
reuters has a news story out today talking about how people support extended round magazines and automatic weapons. Well automatic weapons have been outlawed since 1934
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Admiral Murrah says
Would it be better to do nothing when senseless violence is increasing? How is excluding one category of weapons taking anything away from any reasonable collector or owner?
Sexyladydee, I suppose you think laws are for criminals who commit senseless violence. Guess what, Laws only impact law abiding people and do nothing to stop violent people.
Why should I be precluded from buying something I want just because some nutjob used the same kind of item to commit a heinous crime? If I want a damn AR-15, that's MY business. If I allow it to get into the wrong hands, then that's different.
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Old Empresario says
How many times do we have to say this. Your weapons are not going to be confiscated. They are just not going to make any new military style weapons available to the public. The law has to be passed by both the senate and the house.
peoplepower, Why should semi-automatic rifles that only shoot one round per pull of the trigger be banned? What of semi-automatic pistols? When has the federal government ever stopped at "stage one" and not expanded it's programs, scope and size?
Mitch Alan: Look at this video on conversion of AR15: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBP2xFsEoso
Then you tell me, why they should be banned.
Peoplepower, why should semiautomatic rifles be banned simply because there are "adapters"? Make the adapters illegal if your State wants to ban them. Should we make it illegal to purchased gasoline & vaseline or just make it illegal to make napa
peoplepower73, Believe it or not, I don't actually own any of these weapons. I'm just speaking objectively for others. I was just responding to the question asked by the young lady above.
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