View Poll Results: Are ANY government regulations of the 2nd Amendment acceptable?

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  • No. It's a Constitutional Right & no regulatioins are acceptable.

    39 41.05%
  • Yes. Reasonable regulations are acceptable.

    45 47.37%
  • A law abiding citizen should have the right to own & carry full auto weapons.

    22 23.16%
  • A law abiding citizen should have the right to own & carry flame throwers.

    11 11.58%
  • A law abiding citizen should have the right to own & carry tactical nukes.

    1 1.05%
  • gun restrictions are necessary to prevent unauthorized use by nuts.

    16 16.84%
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Thread: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

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    Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Do we collectively (the government) have a right to regulate/control a law abiding citizen's 2nd Amendment Rights?

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Do we collectively (the government) have a right to regulate/control a law abiding citizen's 2nd Amendment Rights?
    "Shall not be infringed" == no.

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    In what terms? I mean this debate has always sorta spun out to some level of absurdity. If we're merely talking firearms, such as hand guns, assault rifles, fully automatics, etc; then no I don't think there can be proper regulation on it and still be constitutional. But we can always take things to extremes, what about nuclear weapons, biological, etc. At some point when we go into machinery and weaponry there becomes a point in which everyone says "ok, the People cannot be allowed to have X".

    In terms of firearms, I don't even like background checks...I can grudgingly put up with them if they are instantaneous. I don't believe in waiting periods, permits, or anything else which infringes upon the right of the individual to keep and bear arms and which attempts to turn the right into a privilege.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    "Shall not be infringed" == no.
    Under all circumstances/locations & with any type of weapon?

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    In what terms? I mean this debate has always sorta spun out to some level of absurdity. If we're merely talking firearms, such as hand guns, assault rifles, fully automatics, etc; then no I don't think there can be proper regulation on it and still be constitutional. But we can always take things to extremes, what about nuclear weapons, biological, etc. At some point when we go into machinery and weaponry there becomes a point in which everyone says "ok, the People cannot be allowed to have X".

    In terms of firearms, I don't even like background checks...I can grudgingly put up with them if they are instantaneous. I don't believe in waiting periods, permits, or anything else which infringes upon the right of the individual to keep and bear arms and which attempts to turn the right into a privilege.
    Some good points there but I am think in terms of weighing an individual's 2nd Amendment rights vs our collective right (government) to protect ourselves. Don't we collectively have that right?

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Under all circumstances/locations & with any type of weapon?
    "Shall not be infringed" means you can't decide what type of weapon, nor can you inhibit a person toting that weapon down the street. Going into a place, public or private, is a different matter. As access itself is already limited and controlled, there is no impediment to also denying access to those who are considered inappropriately armed.

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Some good points there but I am think in terms of weighing an individual's 2nd Amendment rights vs our collective right (government) to protect ourselves. Don't we collectively have that right?
    A collective doesn't have rights, only individuals possess rights. Government also inherently has no rights.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Some good points there but I am think in terms of weighing an individual's 2nd Amendment rights vs our collective right (government) to protect ourselves. Don't we collectively have that right?
    I do not believe the collective should have more rights then the individual. I believe that was the sole purpose of the 2nd amendment. Once you grant superior power to the collective and not to the individual such as we have now that collective can now subjugate the individual.

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    A collective doesn't have rights, only individuals possess rights. Government also inherently has no rights.
    Your correct and I guess we shouldnt be calling it a "right". But the(government) still posses the powers granted by the constitution. So I guess he is asking should the government have more power(s) then the "people" as individuals.

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    Re: Should There Be Any Regulations To 2nd Amnendment Rights?

    I voted yes, but only reasonable regulations. People must remember that the were no such things as flame throwers (though I do not see the harm in a person owning one), nuclear weapons and other modern technology. Thus, only handguns, rifles, and the such should be unregulated.

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