Yes. This isnít perfect, but no compromise is.
No. I donít mind some compromise, but this still takes away too much.
No. We should never compromise our gun rights.
No. This still gives too many gun ownership privileges.
I can hit a target 400 yards away with my eyes closed.
Last edited by zstep18; 01-19-13 at 08:13 AM.
Some apes are more equal...
Here is a proposed 'compromise'.
I will CONTINUE to not give ANY law abiding citizen an ounce of cause to 'fear' my guns, and the mindless ideologues on the left will stop trying to blame guns for the problem and enact mindless legislation that does NOTHING about the day to day crime and violence in this country.
Assault Weapon Watch
Oh...and I WILL support those people that pretend to really really really really really really really really really CARE about violence and will work with you to pass mandatory minimums and lock violent criminals away for 30-40 years on top of increased harsher penalties for committing the crime.
Why police carry firearms is precisely why any citzen would, to protect their own life and possibly that of another. While I can legally shoot someone stealing my car (or wallet), a police officer cannot. So, in that sense, a citizen is less limitted in using deadly force than a LEO. You are correct that police are more often called to the scenes of violent crime, yet for each such call they face no different threat than the victim that they seek to assist. It is not the frequency of one's encounters with criminals that a self defense weapon is about, it is the abililty to stop it, which is no different for a LEO or J. Q. Public.
Simply because you drive less miles than I do makes no difference, we are both expected to have liability insurance. Think of a self defense weapon as that insurance, you hope to never need it, yet it is far better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
ďThe reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.Ē ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Remember the Irish "Civil War" of the previous century ?
All that bombing and killing - finally ended, but after so many years.
Violence begets more violence.
I agree with the handgun only thing for personnel protection...at least for now...in the future...non-lethal only.
And I agree with the last sentence.....at least for now....maybe in another century will we be able to catch up with the Euros and Brits.
This we do not have, thoroughly and 100%...
Nor do I want anyone "protecting" me using weapons of mass destruction.
And, by the way, would you be happy in shooting the car thief monly to discover that it was your neighbors teen age son ?
There must be a better way, and guns are NOT it.
A thousand years ago ? YES
A hundred years ago ? Maybe
Today ? no
But, our governments must do things to garner respect and trust.....many have not...