There needs to be an iPhone and Android app for this. :)
Well they have been saying over and over Obama is not out to restrict your rights. Many of us have disagreed and been shut down.
Well his own words are clear and they are right in line with the step by step tighten up until We are Are like Chicago.
Obama calls for strengthening gun rules, Reid says no time for debate | Fox News
If we could somehow manage to keep so much as spitball straws out of the hands of lunatics I'd be all for it. The problem is in the execution. (Database of anybody on psycho meds? IDK) But I'll leave it to you guys to fuss and fret over having basic gun rights (CCW, Castle Doctrine, hunting, etc) taken away, which isn't going to happen. But don't let me get in your way -- fret on.
What I want to hear is a politician clearly "call for measures against violence"...WITHOUT the word "gun" in the sentence! It's like whipping-up the emotions of the populace by saying we need to "call for measures against TRAIN accidents". What about car, truck, bus & airplane accidents? Are they okay with everyone? The guns aren't causing the violence. Guns are simply the most effective way for NONviolent individuals to protect themselves against that segment of the population who will use any tool at their disposal (bats, knives, folding chairs & garden rakes) to perpetrate thuggery against their victims. I'll take it one step further, I call for measures against tyranny. Because history teaches us one irrefutable lesson - When Guns Go...Tyranny GROWS! :yikes: Every single time.
That's because the realistic answer to this is, that it just makes her feel better. Nothing against your mom though. I'm sure she really does mean well.Quote:
I asked her why and she had nothing else to say
As far as the link in the OP, that last paragraph actually sounds reasonable if "common sense" is actually common sense and not just feel good regulations against 2A. The focus should be on the criminal and mentally ill and their access to firearms, not mass oppression. And taken at face value, the last paragraph in the article actually seems to be a bit more reasonable than usual as it doesn't just attack 2A. It actually has some focus on violence in general which IS the problem. But when it's all said and done, I hope that 2A doesn't pay because that last paragraph could just be a "feel good" paragraph too. Man I hope people stand up and vote for the big picture this time! I'm afraid of what will happen if we don't.
I agree that nothing will happen before the election, but I also agree with the President that AK-47s and the like serve no useful purpose in civilian hands. Yes, I know that some people like shooting them, but just because we like doing something does not mean it should be legal. I like driving 100mph in my car, but I do comprehend why it is not legal to do so--at least in VA. One has to balance the risks with the gain. To me it's like yelling "Fire!!!" in a crowded theater; not covered by freedom of speech. AK-47s, AR-15s and 100 round magazines should not be covered by the Second Amendment IMHO.
The way you would get charged for a violation is basically if your weapon (purchased after the law went into effect) came to their attention in someone else's posession.
The 2A is what gives teeth to the rest of the constitution and bill of rights. I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who said - When the government fears the people, you have liberty, when the people fear the government, you have tyrany.
These guns keep the government afraid of us, and not the other way around.
Bravo "Big Stick"!!!
Somebody gets it! The Second Amendment is not about self-defense, or duck hunting or even deer hunting.
It's about the people having the power and ability to keep the Government in check.
The History of Gun Control
After reading the following historical facts, read the part
about Switzerland twice.
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY...
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.. From 1929 to 1953,
about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1..5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total
of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were
rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000
Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000
Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million
educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century
because of gun control: 56 million.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians
disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes,
gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them
of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens.'
Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew
most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message
to all of your friends.
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in
defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more
important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND 'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY
CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
Charlton Heston said it best "From my cold dead hands"
The 2nd Amendment was designed to protect "the people" from the government. Back then the people were called "Militia".
Obama will sign an executive order and no one in congress will challenge him.
Honestly, I am not 100% sure where I think the line should be drawn, and I understand both sides of the argument about allowing larger, more advanced weapons(automatics, explosives, rockets, tanks) with restrictions and a permitting process. But I do feel that the line has been pushed too far in the wrong direction, and will fight it getting pushed any further over our rights and responsibilities as citizens.
To provide for National Defense, the government needs advanced technology. We just need to be able to keep the means to keep them in check.
You have a vehicle that is capable of going over the speed limit, but if you do, you'll get in trouble. They are not restricting all vehicles that are capable of going over the speed limit, but instead, punishing the people who decide to abuse it.
AKs and ARs may be more capable than other rifles in some situations, but instead of punishing those who abuse the power, they are restricting our rights.
The 2A does not require "useful purpose". :rofl:Quote:
AK-47s and the like serve no useful purpose in civilian hands