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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    This is a bit off topic, but I'm actually thinking of purchasing a gun myself (I've always been open to the idea of owning a gun). Mostly for self-defense purposes and having fun at a shooting range. I'll admit, I don't know a whole lot about the types of guns, specifically. I don't know if you're the person to ask, but any recommendations?
    As with any other tool, the decision on what to buy depends entirely on what its intended end use would be...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    As with any other tool, the decision on what to buy depends entirely on what its intended end use would be...
    I just stated my intended use. Self-defense and fun at a shooting range....

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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Well, the difference would be that a machine gun has a much greater potential for mass killings than a handgun would. A crazy nut with a handgun won't inflict nearly as much damage as a crazy nut with a machine gun.

    This is a bit off topic, but I'm actually thinking of purchasing a gun myself (I've always been open to the idea of owning a gun). Mostly for self-defense purposes and having fun at a shooting range. I'll admit, I don't know a whole lot about the types of guns, specifically. I don't know if you're the person to ask, but any recommendations?
    We'll agree to disagree on the "machine gun has greater potential for mass killings".

    Well I do own a gun, but it depends on what you want. Do you need a lot of stopping power, or are you just talking about something that will make sure you don't get messed with. If you're looking at plain ol' self defense, you could probably manage with a .22 or Beretta.

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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Really?

    Then explain to me why the 1A and 2A amendments cannot be understood the same by everybody?

    Their wording is quite simple and short.
    Short does not mean clearly written.

    A bow on a ship and a bow on stage are two different things.

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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    I just stated my intended use. Self-defense and fun at a shooting range....
    Those may be two entirely different purposes. AR's are a lot of fun, but unless you get training they are not much good for self defense. Shotguns can be good for home defense, but the ones that would be used are not much fun to shoot. I think you get the drift...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Those may be two entirely different purposes. AR's are a lot of fun, but unless you get training they are not much good for self defense. Shotguns can be good for home defense, but the ones that would be used are not much fun to shoot. I think you get the drift...
    Right. Alright, one that's both good for self-defense and fun to shoot.

    I would like to stick with the pistol category.

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    Re: What's more important: The spirit of the law or the letter of the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Right. Alright, one that's both good for self-defense and fun to shoot.

    I would like to stick with the pistol category.
    If this would be your first gun, I would recommend a medium quality 9mm pistol like the Sig Sauer SP2022. It's almost less expensive than ammo right now...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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