Later Digs-calling it a night
Later Digs-calling it a night
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
seriously? there are seriously people who believe that outlawing guns will solve our violence problems? how did that work with our alcohol problem? drug problems? o thats right, it made things exponentially worse. making things illegal only empowers those who are determined to live outside the law. Get it through your heads. If an individual wishes to do harm to another, they will find a way gun or not. the kind of people who believe gun-control will fix anything are the very people who are at the root of all our problems. Follow the constitution, trust it, believe in it and see where it can take us. We should be living at the top of the world in all aspects, because of our constitution, yet people believe that infringing on our constitutional rights is in someway an answer, when in fact, it is the root of our problems. The founders had it right, trust that.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. "
"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
I wouldn't be so sure ARs and AKs meet the Heller 'test'. The Supreme Court concentrated on self defense in one's home and the Right to Bear is an individual one, no real need to meet some militia requirement. The issue hinges on what is considered a home defense weapon. Much can be made of home defense ARs out in the country but the vast majority of citizens live damn near shoulder to shoulder.
My gut says no bans on ARs or AKs but mag cap at 20 or below, more backround checks, hopefully more money spent on mental health and school security.
But the 2nd Amendment can and is legally 'infringed' all with the blessing of the 'intellectual scholar' of the right wing in the Supreme Court.
False.I wouldn't be so sure ARs and AKs meet the Heller 'test'. The Supreme Court concentrated on self defense in one's home and the Right to Bear is an individual one, no real need to meet some militia requirement. The issue hinges on what is considered a home defense weapon. Much can be made of home defense ARs out in the country but the vast majority of citizens live damn near shoulder to shoulder.
Heller directly, and in context, references Miller, which requires that for a weapon to be protected under the 2nd it must be suitable for service in the militia. There is no better example of this sort of weapon on the civilian market than the AR-15.
Heller then expands on that language regarding weapons for self-defense.
Gun control would only lead to black markets, same thing that happened with marijuana. If everyone had a gun, no one would want to rob or murder each other. In Switzerland, 97% of the population is armed yet they have one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb