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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    they had something like that in the Nam. a M2 Browning 50 loaded with 50 caliber shot shells. if a vc sniper was in a treelike the chopper pilot would have his gunner spray it with thousands of bird shot and if that didn't do charlie in he'd be naked as a jaybird with a bunch of real pissed off marines or Rangers right there holding some serious firepower
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Do you believe Americans should have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firearm? Why or why not?
    No. It would be an infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. There are already enough unconstitutional infringements in the 2nd Amendment.
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No. It would be an infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. There are already enough unconstitutional infringements in the 2nd Amendment.
    i don't think necessarily that it's an infringement, it's just highly unnecessary and wasteful
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Only if you want to carry a handgun around all the time. Otherwise, not just no - but hell no!
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    I would advocate stress/crisis management over marksmanship.

    We're talking about someone who's already up on you, hitting and yelling....not a relaxed day shooting harmless targets some distance away.

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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I would advocate stress/crisis management over marksmanship.

    We're talking about someone who's already up on you, hitting and yelling....not a relaxed day shooting harmless targets some distance away.
    Pistol Whip. Nobody dies, he ain't yellin no mo, and the only side effect is your beautiful pistol has a little blood on it. Hopefully he'll be wearing clothes so you can wipe it off. Problem resolved
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    In context to the argument, I have to agree. There are plenty of morons around me with enough money to buy explosives and such. I do feel completely comfortable with close gunshots around me which is odd because I don't trust the drunk bastards to hit the broadside of a barn let alone whatever they're shooting at
    You know, now that I think about it....it's a strange thing....I feel perfectly at home around gun fire.

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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You know, now that I think about it....it's a strange thing....I feel perfectly at home around gun fire.
    I have no problem with it. I just peeked at your location and realized why you are comfortable
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    There is no leeway in the first amendment, you cannot prohibit the establishment or exercising of religion and you cannot abridge freedom of speech, press, or the right to assembly. That means no hindrance/reduction whatsoever. The second amendment is more vague, claiming:

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed


    It says nothing about not being able to regulate it, in fact, it says specifically, a well regulated (controlled) militia is necessary to the security of a free state.
    What, then, do you think is meant by the words, “…shall not be infringed”, in reference to the right that is affirmed just before those words. It seems clear to me that this means, very clearly that there is not to be allowed any leeway to abridge or prohibit the exercise of that right. No hindrance or reduction of that right whatsoever. If anything, the language of the Second Amendment is stronger and clearer than that of the First Amendment. It mentions one right, and in no uncertain terms, forbids any infringement of that right.

    The Second Amendment is only “vague” to those who do not agree with it, and who do not wish for it to be obeyed.

    By the way, “regulated” does not mean what you think it means, and even if it did, it would not support any infringement upon the right to keep and bear arms.
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    Re: Should Americans have to undergo marksmanship training to be able to own a firear

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    I'm originally from Chicago, where a man had the right to vote as many times as he could get away with. Dead pets too!
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