The New Jersey "assault weapons" ban came before the federal AWB. CA was the first state to have an AWB.
New Jersey Assault-Weapon Ban Nets One Gun and Many Appeals - NYTimes.com
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BTW: The ban on guns in national parks happened on the watch of the "Gunowners Champion" Ronald Reagan.
Not that I imagine that such a statement would be ratified. Trouble is, it's no single element that's up for ratification. It's the whole enchilada. Those who believe the whole thing would be tossed over one simple element would do well to remember that little "credit card" related piece of legislation that was signed by the big dog despite the little wrinkle about carry in national parks.
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Sometimes it's easier to stop that snowball before it rolls downhill.
Retired USAF E-8. Remember: You're being watched!
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
It's utterly logical to voice opinions to our elected hirelings ahead of time, before any finalization, and way before any push toward ratification. Fail to do that, then it's entirely possible that such people would read silence as being license to eviscerate liberty in any such documents. It's not about "excitement." It's about ensuring destruction of liberty isn't seen by anyone as a viable concept in any such discussions, negotiations or ratification. Viewed another way, the meek (and the silent) get steamrolled.
"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it" Nancy Pelosi
And that's how we got "The Affordable Care Act". And we're stuck with it.
So, those of you who are saying, "that will never happen" better think again. It could most definitely happen.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
You know what has never worked in the past?
Appeasement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ignoring the problem, or acting as if it doesn't exist will not lead to a positive outcome. I can think of a few bad things that have come from this mentality...