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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    If the day ever comes that our government starts to confiscate firearms than you know our movement into totalitarianism is nearly complete.

    That step has been crucial for many different authoritarian governments. Disarm the citizens.

    Now we already have legislation in effect that attack our rights.

    The Patriot Act violates privacy rights.

    NDAA violates many rights of habaes corpus. This past version of NDAA has allowed the use of propaganda to be used on Americans. Search The Smith-Mundt Act to get details on it.

    Our slow decent into totalitarianism is progressing. Remember...in an authoritarian government...there always has to be a threat, and these new measures are for our own "safety."

    Never forget...freedom is not safe and never was intended to be safe.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Bull****, the poll clearly shows how most feel.
    I was making fun of small towns. The point being, we must compare population to gun crimes, or shooting, or killings per capita to figure just how many of these we might expect in a village.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    What possible use can there ever be for an assault weapon in a domestic setting?
    Apparently may civilians, most notably sheriffs and police officers, carry them because they are an effective self-defense tool.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Like many polls I don't get a choice I can compromise myself to. How about all US citizens with assault weapons must be a member of the well regulated militia? Those with assault weapons should have more training and testing than say a shot gun owner. (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.)

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I was making fun of small towns. The point being, we must compare population to gun crimes, or shooting, or killings per capita to figure just how many of these we might expect in a village.
    I know you were.

    I have been to Honduras within the last year, nothing we are seeing here compares to that place.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Like many polls I don't get a choice I can compromise myself to. How about all US citizens with assault weapons must be a member of the well regulated militia? Those with assault weapons should have more training and testing than say a shot gun owner. (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.)
    The right of the who? Answer that and you'll be on the right track.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Like many polls I don't get a choice I can compromise myself to. How about all US citizens with assault weapons must be a member of the well regulated militia?
    Why would you consider violating, through contravention, the right of the people in such a manner? The right of the people to keep and bear arms is not contingent on them being members of a well regulated militia.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    If the day ever comes that our government starts to confiscate firearms than you know our movement into totalitarianism is nearly complete.

    That step has been crucial for many different authoritarian governments. Disarm the citizens.

    Now we already have legislation in effect that attack our rights.

    The Patriot Act violates privacy rights.

    NDAA violates many rights of habeas corpus. This past version of NDAA has allowed the use of propaganda to be used on Americans. Search The Smith-Mundt Act to get details on it.

    Our slow decent into totalitarianism is progressing. Remember...in an authoritarian government...there always has to be a threat, and these new measures are for our own "safety."

    Never forget...freedom is not safe and never was intended to be safe.
    Good points, but I disagree.
    Privacy.....cannot be with criminal attacks at the same time...Or, do you wish to live with the murderous thugs ??
    We must have faith in our government....here they can do more...
    Gun Rights These must be limited for obvious reasons....the truth is, our government wishes NOT to confiscate...be not swayed with the voice of extremism.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Good points, but I disagree.
    Privacy.....cannot be with criminal attacks at the same time...Or, do you wish to live with the murderous thugs ??
    We must have faith in our government....here they can do more...
    Gun Rights These must be limited for obvious reasons....the truth is, our government wishes NOT to confiscate...be not swayed with the voice of extremism.
    When you paint with a broad brush...it effects nearly everyone. The Patriot Act has led to more unwarranted wiretaps on phones from completely innocent people. Freedom from these things are meant as a check on government control.

    Faith in our government? No, I have distrust of my government. When power hungry people achieve power...what do they desire? More of it. The people should always hold a bit of distrust when it comes to government especially when it grows and starts to infringe on rights.

    I wish to live free. I have no desire for the government to take any rights away from anyone. We gave rights of habeas corpus to former Nazis, spies, terrorists, etc....now they can indefinitely detain Americans upon simple suspicion with no evidence? That type of unyielding power was never meant to happen.

    Gun Rights are another thing. I know the government isn't seeking confiscation yet. That step is not here. I do not think they shouldn't restrict guns from responsible people because criminals and sociopaths will find ways to obtain them....legal or not.

    Faith in government has never been the way of Americans. Historically, the citizens have held a level of distrust of government. That distrust is what leads the people to balance away the power of government.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Like many polls I don't get a choice I can compromise myself to. How about all US citizens with assault weapons must be a member of the well regulated militia? Those with assault weapons should have more training and testing than say a shot gun owner. (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.)
    An excellent idea and a solution to the problem....if the TurtleDude agrees.....and this "militia" had best be much better regulated than the men Rambo had to put up with in First Blood.
    Next case......
    Last edited by earthworm; 01-27-13 at 02:51 PM. Reason: to add

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