"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I would have thought by now one of the ballistic experts would have chimed in.
In most pro-weapon states if you can legally own a pistol you can own a selective fire weapon like an AR/AK.
You can own a fully automatic, belt fed weapon.
You can own a grenade.
You can own an RPG.
You can own a mortar.
You can own a tank.
You can own an artillery piece.
Look up Class-III
I agree a citizen should be able to regain full rights after screwing up, we are supposed to be a nation of second chances. Do think it is three strikes and your out 'coz baseball is the national past time. Lunatics with M16s.... can't get warm n fuzzy with that.
Now for all those ranters who think the reason the gubment won't go all the way, or even dumber thinks that if the gubment goes too far thinks their deer rifle will seize the high ground... Please mail me pics of the Mrs., I'd like to see where I'll be a'courting...
Lots of tuff guys sitting around the interwebz, whole different head count once the two way range opens up for it's grim business, and there will be an incredibly lopsided body count very quickly.
Better to cling to the ballot box than a rifle... it won't go well if the balloon goes up.
don't we all know people who shouldn't be allowed outside, unsupervised, and aren't even felons yet?
I would limit gun ownership so that known idiots cannot own them or have them
Once a felon, always a felon, but there are non-violent felonies where I would support the perp owning a gun but only after petitioning the courts, and after "paying his debt to society". Bernie Madoff will never get a gun, based on his ability to repay his victims.....
People do not easily change,, not without significant emotional events in their lives. If the courts deem a former felon sane enough to own a gun, and he commits a crime with it, back into the slammer, forever....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
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If the Supreme court shows some balls and returns the Commerce Clause to what it should be rather than FDR's wet dream for unlimited congressional power we'd all be able to own select fire weapons since without the FDR expansion of the CC, congress couldn't ban such ownership
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Is there anyone who actually believes that the commerce clause is a proper delegation of power to the federal government to regulate small arms in violation of the 2nd and Tenth Amendments? because if you believe the federal government should so regulate you will have to make that argument
Truth be told, there are some stupid sumbitches out there who I wouldn't want to see with a full auto.
Uncle Sam deems it important to teach everyone to appropriately handle and fire weapons. You must qualify. Some people don't qualify! That's right. I doubt those people ever make it to full auto in training. You'd be an idiot not to weed them out first if you could.
The idea of giving some dickweed, who has no idea what the hell he is doing, the right to own a full auto assault rifle would make me uncomfortable. Sorry. There are ways to address the issue, I would be open to them, but just throwing the door open to everybody is not the answer I support.
Anyone who has fired an weapon on full auto certainly enjoyed getting the juiced on the thrill the first few times. After that it's not such a big deal. If you have to buy your own ammo, it damn sure isn't worth it.
Last edited by Risky Thicket; 05-07-12 at 09:23 PM.
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