View Poll Results: Would this compromise be acceptable?

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  • Yes. This isnít perfect, but no compromise is.

    12 12.90%
  • No. I donít mind some compromise, but this still takes away too much.

    13 13.98%
  • No. We should never compromise our gun rights.

    61 65.59%
  • No. This still gives too many gun ownership privileges.

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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 cpwill View Post
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Because the desires and motivations of government have changed very little over the centuries.
    Excellent answer.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Just be happy that there are people who are willing to fight for what is yours by right, regardless of how much you value it.
    No one should ever do anything mindlessly. There needs to be a rationale behind that right that applies.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Wait, silly as the gun folks are? Silly as the anti gun folks are. No one goes into a screaming hissy fit about Americans And Their Evil Car Culture every time a bus turns over or there is a 40 car pileup. Hit a car full of high school kids and no one blames the SUV - they blame the drunk driving it.

    For every other way in which we kill each other, we blame the person and not the tool... until it becomes the one tool that we have to ensure that we the people remain citizens instead of subjects. THATs silly overreaction. What we are seeing now after Newtown? THAT's overreaction, in the drama and emotion of the moment. Waving around dead children in order to pass long-desired limitation of individual citizens' ability to defend themselves? That's silly at best.

    There are some on the gun side overreacting - the idea that this is going to kickstart a "resistance" or an impeachment isn't really tenable. But the side overreacting in unison are the Takers.
    I'm sorry CP, but people talk about those things all the time. And that's even when we account for how different those things are than guns. So, no, the side I see the most silliness from are the gun folks. This does not mean there isn't some silliness on the other side, but more a matter of degree. Go over your face book page sometime. See the nonsense being posted by gun folks. I can't find anything matching them.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    What's an assault weapon?
    A fully automatic weapon, something that an AR-15 is not. Semi-auto does not equal full-auto.

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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post



    All of our rights exist on paper, Haymarket. That's why we have a written Constitution.
    You are confusing rights which are in a paper Constitution and also are evdient every day of our lives in real action with a fiction on paper that has not played a role in America in many generations.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Snort. You do not make public policy for anything.
    You can snort all you want. It is part of my job to play in role in the making of public policy. That is what I do for a living.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    So do you therefore believe that the law should deny the people the possession of militarily effective firearms, such as are carried by the police and standing army?
    That is a policy question for the duly elected representatives of the people. There certainly is no Constitutional right to have equal weapons with police and soldiers in the army.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Because the desires and motivations of government have changed very little over the centuries.
    That is outlined in the Preamble of our Constitution.
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    Re: A proposed compromise on "assault weapons"

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is a policy question for the duly elected representatives of the people. There certainly is no Constitutional right to have equal weapons with police and soldiers in the army.
    Why do you quote my question and then make a statement that has nothing to do with it?

    Do YOU believe that the law should deny the people the possession of militarily effective firearms, such as are carried by the police and standing army?

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