“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Part of the problem sharon is determining what is an "assault weapon". It's a meaningless, nebulous term. Any firearm can be used in any action that can by dictionary definition be called an "assault". Is any semi-automatic weapon an "assault weapon"? Is it any firearm with a magazine capacity over 10 rounds? Is it any firearm with a muzzle velocity of over 1000 fps? Is it only long guns, or are pistols also included? Can shotguns be considered "assault weapons"?
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
Last edited by ecofarm; 08-16-12 at 12:57 PM.
I think it's rare that "sticking your nose where it doesn't belong" is interpreted as home invasion, so no, still not warm-fuzzy.
It's our broken political system, the rising anger in our daily discourse, our inability to fix any problem no matter how small or basic, our increasingly bland, overly sexualized and violence-loving culture, our flaccid media, the popularity of ****ty movies and music, our proudly fat and lazy lifestyle...and much much more. I'm becoming less and less hopefully about our country. I've always tried to be optimistic about things, but it's getting harder and harder.
It's not that Sweden doesn't have it's own problems, either. It's the nation my ancestors were from and frankly seems like a country I might like.
civilian police have no more right or power to kill people than you or I do
so what that means is that police are issued such weapons for SELF DEFENSE AGAINST CRIMINALS
which is the same legitimate purpose other civilians ought to be able to own them for