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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

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    Mortars are illegal, anyway.
    Are they? Are pestles illegal as well?
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

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    Are they? Are pestles illegal as well?
    A mortar and pestle isn't illegal, but a mortar, is.

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A mortar and pestle isn't illegal, but a mortar, is.
    Doesn't that infringe my right to bear arms?
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

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    Doesn't that infringe my right to bear arms?
    No! Actually, it doesn't, because a mortar isn't a shoulder fired weapon.

    Anyone with just a little common sense knows that the 2nd Amendment applies to rifles, shotguns and pistols. However, artillery that is loaded from the muzzle and/or doesn't fire metal cased ammunition and doesn't have a recoil system is legal in the United States.

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No! Actually, it doesn't, because a mortar isn't a shoulder fired weapon.

    Anyone with just a little common sense knows that the 2nd Amendment applies to rifles, shotguns and pistols. However, artillery that is loaded from the muzzle and/or doesn't fire metal cased ammunition and doesn't have a recoil system is legal in the United States.
    The Second Amendment doesn't say anything about rifles, shotguns, pistols, or shoulder fired weapons. It says "arms."
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The Second Amendment doesn't say anything about rifles, shotguns, pistols, or shoulder fired weapons. It says "arms."
    Well, ya see, that's where the common sense part comes into play: "arms" refers to the weapons as they were considered in the late 1700's i.e. man portable firearms.

    It would obviously be a bad idea for private citizens to own missiles with explosive warheads, exploding artillery rounds, cannon that can shoot explosive shells 20 miles at a high rate of fire, etc.

    Now, if you would like to have a cannon that can shoot solid shot out to a mile, then just google it and I'm sure you can find someone to sell you one.

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, ya see, that's where the common sense part comes into play: "arms" refers to the weapons as they were considered in the late 1700's i.e. man portable firearms.

    It would obviously be a bad idea for private citizens to own missiles with explosive warheads, exploding artillery rounds, cannon that can shoot explosive shells 20 miles at a high rate of fire, etc.

    Now, if you would like to have a cannon that can shoot solid shot out to a mile, then just google it and I'm sure you can find someone to sell you one.
    Heck, I want a tank with a 50 mm. machine gun and a cannon. The Second Amendment gives me the right to have one, doesn't it? it doesn't say anything about arms as they existed in the 18th. century. Assault rifles didn't exist back then, either. In fact, the repeating rifle was invented long after the Second amendment was written.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    They do have to pay to have it delivered to their stores... they provide it themselves often enough, but it still has to be paid for... if it isn't fair, that is the fault of their business model...
    When they buy 10,000 DVD players do they ship them individually or are they delivered in bulk lowering the shipping cost to very little per unit as opposed to shipping all 10,000 one at a time?
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