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    constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    Do you support a constitutional amendment that guarantees all citizens who are not convicted felons the right to own fully automatic assault weapons? It would be meant to amend or clarify the second amendment.

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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Do you support a constitutional amendment that guarantees all citizens who are not convicted felons the right to own fully automatic assault weapons? It would be meant to amend or clarify the second amendment.
    The second already protects everyones right to own fully automatic assault weapons convicted felon or not. I'm not about to support something that is effectively a limit on the second.
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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The second already protects everyones right to own fully automatic assault weapons convicted felon or not. I'm not about to support something that is effectively a limit on the second.
    Would you support it if it didn't block felons from owning full auto assault weapons? The problem with the 2nd Amendment is people can correctly claim that assault rifles did not exist at the time the amendment was written. Then they can incorrectly infer that that fact means no one has the right to own an assault rifle. This amendment could clear that up.

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    Absolutely not. If you're going to go to the trouble of drumming up support for an Amendment to somehow update the 2nd for modern times then there should be no limits at all. In short, you're thinking too small for my taste.
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    Why stop at convicted felons? Or are they still criminals after they´ve served their time and repaid their debt to society? I´ll never understand how people can be so in favor of gun ownership as long as we get to deny big bag former criminals from being citizens with every right again.
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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Would you support it if it didn't block felons from owning full auto assault weapons? The problem with the 2nd Amendment is people can correctly claim that assault rifles did not exist at the time the amendment was written. Then they can incorrectly infer that that fact means no one has the right to own an assault rifle. This amendment could clear that up.
    The Second Amendment is clear enough, exactly as it is written.

    Government refuses to fully obey it.

    I don't believe that another amendment, to “clarify” the Second Amendment, would change anything. If government will not obey the Second Amendment now, as it presently stands, then there is no reason to suppose that they will obey it when the new amendment which you propose is ratified.

    The solution will never be to change the Constitution to “clarify” parts of it that the government openly refuses to obey. Any real solution would have to involve somehow compelling government to obey the Constitution as it now stands.
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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    TO be honest...I just dont know bout this one...Im all for gun ownership...but I pause at full automatic ownership....I believe there has to be some limits in a society...Police must retain the ability to protect the public....

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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The Second Amendment is clear enough, exactly as it is written.

    Government refuses to fully obey it.

    I don't believe that another amendment, to “clarify” the Second Amendment, would change anything. If government will not obey the Second Amendment now, as it presently stands, then there is no reason to suppose that they will obey it when the new amendment which you propose is ratified.

    The solution will never be to change the Constitution to “clarify” parts of it that the government openly refuses to obey. Any real solution would have to involve somehow compelling government to obey the Constitution as it now stands.
    Well it is an amendment that did NOT age well. If we were limited to 18th century arms there wouldn’t be an issue. But nowadays what constitutes the arms that a private citizen should be allowed to bear? An AK-47? Land mines? Hand grenades? RPGs? Biological weapons? Should billionaires be allowed to own their own nuclear arsenal or bunker busters? Should Apple and Microsoft be allowed to mount AA armaments on the roofs of their buildings?

    The government, as do most of us, draws a line somewhere.
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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Well it is an amendment that did NOT age well. If we were limited to 18th century arms there wouldn’t be an issue. But nowadays what constitutes the arms that a private citizen should be allowed to bear? An AK-47? Land mines? Hand grenades? RPGs? Biological weapons? Should billionaires be allowed to own their own nuclear arsenal or bunker busters? Should Apple and Microsoft be allowed to mount AA armaments on the roofs of their buildings?

    The government, as do most of us, draws a line somewhere.
    You should do a search before posting this kind of answer. We've gone through all these silly notions, and are well beyond this in the discussion. Whatever a soldier is allowed to carry is considered the definition of arms.
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    Re: constitutional amendment guaranteeing full auto assault weapon ownership

    I believe we already have such an amendment.
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