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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I am not sure, frankly. How do you propose to determine what firearms you wish restricted or banned if you cannot describe their features accurately?

    There are many subjects of political contention in which some basic knowledge of the subject is all but required for any intelligent discourse to take place.
    In that case, until someone does come up with a better way to word the question, I'll continue to use whatever terms I think will appeal to the entire board audience, and the purists can get as outraged with me as they like.
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I have mixed feelings about the current Class III situation.

    On the one hand, I think some restrictions of the weapons covered under Class III, which include machine guns and support weapons of unusual destructive potential, might pass Strict Scrutiny as an essential societal good. However other aspects of Class III are, IMO, excessively broad and restrictive.

    I support restrictions on explosives ordinance, since explosives are indiscriminately destructive and can be dangerous if stored improperly.

    As for full-auto weapons, I think some of the restrictions under the current Class III system should be loosened.


    It's a grey area and one I feel conflicted about, as I said.
    Personally I am against the Class III system entirely but this is one area where I could grant some latitude to the gun control crowd. Most people familiar with these weapons realize that they aren't the best for standard criminal operations because the portable stuff is laughably inaccurate and the mounted stuff limits mobility, they are inefficient in that each hit will require wasted ammunition at a pretty wide ratio. That said, I think if people would accept a general license to own and operate that class and removal of the tax stamp and other restrictions I could support an idea like that. Personally I think they should just be legal but that's for a different day.
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    In that case, until someone does come up with a better way to word the question, I'll continue to use whatever terms I think will appeal to the entire board audience, and the purists can get as outraged with me as they like.


    Like "people punching firearms", which met with such widespread acceptance and approval? Which was universally understood immediately by most? Erm....


    It's not just the "purists". NOBODY really knows what exactly you're talking about. Full-auto? Semi-auto? Magazine capacity? Ordinance? Revolvers? "Scary looking guns"?

    If you can't accurately describe what you want to restrict or ban, I'm sorry but I can't debate with you seriously. You could spend an hour or two with Wikipedia and come back with a far greater understanding of that which you seem to wish to condemn... and if you can't be bothered to make that effort, why should anyone bother to engage you?


    Your inability to accurately describe what you oppose leaves your entire argument floating away on the breeze....

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    In that case, until someone does come up with a better way to word the question, I'll continue to use whatever terms I think will appeal to the entire board audience, and the purists can get as outraged with me as they like.
    God forbid that you attempt self-education.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Mortars are ordnance, not arms. I'm fine with crew served arms being included, though am willing to compromise there. Having served in the 82nd, I'm well aware of the weapons made available to infantry units.
    I would like to see a sort of explosives/ordinance permit to own those, actualy, similer to a demolitions license, fireworks permit or hazardous materials endorsment on a CDL.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I have mixed feelings about the current Class III situation.

    On the one hand, I think some restrictions of the weapons covered under Class III, which include machine guns and support weapons of unusual destructive potential, might pass Strict Scrutiny as an essential societal good. However other aspects of Class III are, IMO, excessively broad and restrictive.

    I support restrictions on explosives ordinance, since explosives are indiscriminately destructive and can be dangerous if stored improperly.

    As for full-auto weapons, I think some of the restrictions under the current Class III system should be loosened.


    It's a grey area and one I feel conflicted about, as I said.
    I have to agree, there's a world of diference between a pistol rigged to fire twice per trigger pull, and a .50cal heavy machiengun.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    It appears I have to say it again: I have no problem with civilians owning guns for hunting and/or owning pistols/handguns for self defense.

    You obviously missed ecofarm's post that contained the following: "Some weapons are tools of the state and do not belong in the hands of private individuals. The founders knew this and thus specified "A... militia" not "a private army and navy"."
    you don't know enough about guns to tell others what they should or shouldn't own

    anything civilian cops use the rest of us should have.

    Ecofarm is hardly my source of what is authority on this issue. but I agree with him-private individuals are not guaranteed a right to own ordnance or artillery. but stuff like assault rifles and submachine guns or "sniper rifles" absolutely



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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You know, there is a such thing as homemade mortars. Just sayin..
    What does that to do with anything? Are you still defining rights (a social construct) by an individual perspective? Please stop that. Defining a higher order of existence (social) by a lower order (individual) is [socio]logically offensive.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I would like to see a sort of explosives/ordinance permit to own those, actualy, similer to a demolitions license, fireworks permit or hazardous materials endorsment on a CDL.
    I'm fine with private ownership of explosives/ordnance but I do not believe access to those is integral to the realization of the right to defense, given authority in the form of liberal democracy.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 07-27-14 at 07:36 PM.

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