View Poll Results: Would this compromise be acceptable?

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  • Yes. This isn’t perfect, but no compromise is.

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  • No. I don’t mind some compromise, but this still takes away too much.

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  • No. We should never compromise our gun rights.

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Thread: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    I know what you stated. I'm asking you WHY you stated it.
    Because it is the real world situation.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    More an idiot saying. In today's world, a useless thought and not something rational people consider viable.
    Obviously you have no respect or understanding of our country's origins.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Which is irrelevant because what it is NOT there does NOT give you anything.
    Right, so what's in there then?

    "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."

    So you've got to have a high-fibre diet to keep your militia regular, and, of course, your right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Therefore, the founding fathers gave carte blanc to every paranoid-schizophrenic to own and carry anti-personnel mines and SAW's. Now we get to Turtle's point, that that's a wee bit unreasonable, considering we humans have gotten quite efficient at projecting lead. So, therefore, despite the wording, infringement must occur, and Turtle likes to draw his arbitrary line at what police can use. Of course, some want the line arbitrary line in other places, hence all the arguing. But, going by what is there, there is no limitations at all.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Obviously you have no respect or understanding of our country's origins.
    I have both. But I also understand all of history, including modern history. And I have not met one person spouting that nonsense who wasn't an idiot.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Again, I know nothing of this militia call up nor the rules that apply to such that you refer to under the era of the US Constitution. And you seem unable to point it out.
    Point what out? That the people may need to form a militia? It would seem that this would be obvious to any student of history.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but you have said owning one single shot rifle would mean you are enjoying your second amendment rights. at what point does magazine restrictions or number of weapons you can own become a violation?

    it seems to me a clear bright line that makes sense is that if CIVILIAN police officers can use something OTHER Civilians should be able to own it
    Such a thing would be no more acceptable than saying that the government should be able to limit you to only one political in nature public comment a year and it should be constitutional because it doesn't "[deny] the citizenry the the right to have [free speech]", it just restricts when, how much, and how said speech can occur.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Because it is the real world situation.
    And you point out this real world situation because...?

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    If we are to renew the "assault weapons" ban, then let's grandfather it in. I.e., if someone legally owns an "assault weapon" before the ban takes effect, then they may keep that gun. Afterward, no such weapon may be legally purchased for civilian use.

    Would this be acceptable or not?
    No, to keep and bear arms is a right. That's all there is to it. It's a right. It's high time we start living by the responsibilities and repercussions of freedom.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    If we are to renew the "assault weapons" ban, then let's grandfather it in. I.e., if someone legally owns an "assault weapon" before the ban takes effect, then they may keep that gun. Afterward, no such weapon may be legally purchased for civilian use.

    Would this be acceptable or not?
    That's not a compromise.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Such a thing would be no more acceptable than saying that the government should be able to limit you to only one political in nature public comment a year and it should be constitutional because it doesn't "[deny] the citizenry the the right to have [free speech]", it just restricts when, how much, and how said speech can occur.
    What a perfect comparison.
    Great job.
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