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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
    We haven't worked with formal declarations in a long time. To sit there and not recognize our conflicts in Iraq, and Afghanistan as wars is purely ignorant.

    I believe we should always make a declaration of war with a plan of withdrawal, but common sense doesn't exist in Washington DC.
    Nor does respect for the Constitution.

    During Vietnam, they at least labeled the war as a "conflict" in order to get around the Constitution.

    During the last wars, they simply ignored the Constitution altogether.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Nor does respect for the Constitution.

    During Vietnam, they at least labeled the war as a "conflict" in order to get around the Constitution.

    During the last wars, they simply ignored the Constitution altogether.
    We're in absolute agreement here.

    I think we would both like to see a return of formal declarations of war instead of the nonsense we have now.
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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
    We're in absolute agreement here.

    I think we would both like to see a return of formal declarations of war instead of the nonsense we have now.
    Absolutely.
    While we're at it. let's pick up the rest of the Constitution, dust the footprints off of it, and replace it as the cornerstone of liberty, what do you say?
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Absolutely.
    While we're at it. let's pick up the rest of the Constitution, dust the footprints off of it, and replace it as the cornerstone of liberty, what do you say?
    Be nice wouldn't it?

    The Constitution is what gives balance of power between government and people...If our greedy politicians would understand that they are supposed to be statesmen instead of politicians...well, this wouldn't be an issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So are you saying that, instead of confiscation, the govt should draft those who have assault weapons into a militia?
    Not exactly. Essentially they are already members of the our militia they can be called up at any time. Now if you think along the lines of "1. Registration 2. Confiscation 3. Extermination" you could already be a member of a militia. So the next obvious question is whose?

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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
    Which you had because your country had been at war. Now, you're not. War is over. How many other countries hold onto their weapons when the war ends?
    No, we didn't have the right to keep and bear arms because we had recently fought a war. We had the right to keep and bear arms by virtue of being humans and having inalienable human rights. At least that's what the founders thought.

    Imaginary intimidation is what guns are really about. Not freedoms. The people who bear arms will never be called to use them in defence of the realm and most of them will never be called to use them in self defence.
    I think your statement is contradicted by the huge number of civilian police officers who do, in fact, use militarily effective firearms as self-defense tools.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    No, we didn't have the right to keep and bear arms because we had recently fought a war. We had the right to keep and bear arms by virtue of being humans and having inalienable human rights. At least that's what the founders thought.



    I think your statement is contradicted by the huge number of civilian police officers who do, in fact, use militarily effective firearms as self-defense tools.
    I notice that a lot of people from other countries have a hard time with the concept of our rights. They just don't seem to understand how important they are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I guess I misunderstood then. A ban on something would make it illegal to own it, use it, sell it, etc. So if you're for a ban on so-called "assault weapons", then you want them taken away from people who already have them.... don't you?
    I always took the idea of a ban to mean a ban on the production and sale of an item. US laws typically grandfather in any existing situations that conflict with the new law. For example, when an area gets dense enough in population and housing, the village/town/city often requires driveways to be paved instead of being dirt or gravel. That doesn't mean every gravel driveway has to be paved, just that new driveways must be paved. I've always assumed any "ban" on guns would follow this convention just as they have in the past.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    I always forget to vote on these things. I say my opinion, and then I forget to vote.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I always forget to vote on these things. I say my opinion, and then I forget to vote.
    In a lot of polls I don't vote because the options often don't fit my ideas on the subject. This one was simple enough, though.
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