I am really, really sick of it all.
My condolences. They really are part of the family so I am sorry for you loss.
Remember, all dogs go to Heaven.
I am starting to get the feeling that a lot of this rushed legislation to ban anything related to firearms is a play to the left base for those politicians involved. I just read the IL law to ban all guns was pulled due to lack of votes. I am sure they will keep trying using before the emotions of the school shooting are still fresh. I hope that when a little time has passed, this type of grand standing will subside.
No offense taken Bark'n. I originally had a long rant trashing Rep DeGette and just deleted it and posted what I originally did.
What I find most ironic is that Rep DeGette's district, which I reside in, is the only district in the state that already has an assault weapons ban, yet it is the district with the highest crime rate. The rest of the state doesn't care for the ban, and they almost succeeded in repealing it when the CCW laws were passed a few years ago. As a matter of fact, they did repeal it and then the city/county of Denver sued the state and the state supreme court ruled in favor of the city.
I will never understand why people like her find it necessary to implement their rules on the masses when nobody really wants to go along. I hope I'm still here to try and vote her out in '14.
Is it unethical for me to fight for the opposite of what I believe in? I'm think of this as a sort of practical application of reverse psychology. If I start making statements that most people view as totally irrational, maybe they would disagree with me.
Where's the evidence that preventing law-abiding people from buying "high-capacity" magazines will reduce violent gun crime? That's such a wild reach. Do any logicians post here?
And, they don't just want semi- rifles, but "ALL" semi's... including handguns. And, .... "any" gun which was designed for military use..... the military used muskets', the 1911 handgun was designed for military use, it would include all semi-auto rifles and specifically names the M1A, etc. Plus, they have "discussed" any caliber of ammunition used by the military, which would include 9 mm, .45's, .5.56, 308, etc. or any Mosin, Lebel, Enfields, and any ammo designed for use in those guns.
This "bill" is NOT restricted to AR's in any way.... at all.
As far as I knew doesn't the House of Reps have to vote on bills like that? Reps control the house. I doubt the ban that the Frankenstein has coming will go anywhere no matter how bad ol' Barry wants it. I'm keeping up hope on it. I know South Carolina won't ever allow something of that magnitude and are trying to distance theirselves from any kind of gun-control issue. I've said it time and time again, that is why I chose not to live in a state with high Democratic and Liberal populations. They're all about legalizing the dope for the potheads but want to do away with freedoms for law abiding citizens who don't use or abuse. Makes no sense to me. And even more sense not to visit or live in Colorado.
Quickly write your Representatives. It's easy and it does make a difference!
They respond to movements! Make this our movement; this is an opportunity for this nation to affirm the 2nd Amendment.