View Poll Results: What weapons should be legal for civilians to own?

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  • No firearms at all

    2 5.13%
  • Non-automatic rifles and shotguns

    27 69.23%
  • handguns

    33 84.62%
  • fully automatic weapons

    26 66.67%
  • military-grade explosives (hand grenades, mines, etc.)

    7 17.95%
  • Any man-portable weapon in use by the military

    8 20.51%
  • Military vehicles and vehicle-mounted weapons (tanks, jets, etc.)

    5 12.82%
  • No restrictions on civilian weapon ownership at all (up to and including nuclear)

    3 7.69%
  • Other (please explain)

    3 7.69%
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Thread: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Which, in the hands of a law abiding and responsible person, are no threat to anyone.

    Contrariwise, in the hands of an idiot or a criminal, a kitchen knife or automobile, or heaven forbid an 18-wheel tanker-truck full of flammables, can be a disaster.
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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    The thread up on civilians owning fully automatic firearms has me curious. I know we have some very strong supporters of 2nd amendment rights here on the board, and I'm curious how far some of you think the protection of the 2nd amendment extends. What weapons do you believe it should be legal for civilians to own?
    According to the Second Amendment, no weapon is off limits, is it? The text says "arms", not "guns", not "rifles", but "arms".

    Of course, the word "arms" when the amendment was written consisted of muskets and cannon. The Second Amendment needs to be re written, but can you imagine a rational and reasoned debate on the subject?

    OMG! The commie liberals are going to take our guns away! I told you so, told you! They'll get mine out of my cold dead hands...

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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    but can you imagine a rational and reasoned debate on the subject?
    I have a hard time imagining a rational and reasoned debate on any subject these days.
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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    According to the Second Amendment, no weapon is off limits, is it? The text says "arms", not "guns", not "rifles", but "arms".

    Of course, the word "arms" when the amendment was written consisted of muskets and cannon. The Second Amendment needs to be re written, but can you imagine a rational and reasoned debate on the subject?

    OMG! The commie liberals are going to take our guns away! I told you so, told you! They'll get mine out of my cold dead hands...

    and etc. and so on ad nauseum.
    I do agree that because the 2nd amendment was written at a time when those kinds of weapons wernt conceived that the government needs to seriously think about what should and shouldnt be allowed for civilian ownership.

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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Plane ticket and a box cutter, man. There's no such thing as deadly weapons, just deadly people.
    I beg to differ, their wouldn't be AS deadly people if we didn't have deadly weapons. I say this realizing we can't un-invent technology. Curse you technopoly!

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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    A well regulated militia means well trained. Then it protected, from government interference, the right to keep and bear the kinds of arms an individual soldier, an infantryman, would use. As technology changes the Second Amendment's interpretation should move with it. The typical infantryman today carries a semi-automatic rifle with the ability to select automatic fire.

    I would add all lesser included weapons, such as shotguns and pistols.

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    Re: What is protected under the 2nd amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I know a guy who actually got to play with that bazooka-like portable Tac-Nuke launcher they used to have back in the 70's. He said the instruction manual was hilarious: "Operator is advised to take cover immediately after firing." No ****, Sherlock??


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