Fire arms/weapons registrations
Laws governing how firearms are to be stored.
Firearms/weapon class requirement.
Convicted felons and certified crazy people permanently banned from firearms/weapon ownership.
Convicted felons and certified crazy people temporarily banned from firearms/weapon ownership
Age minimum requirement to buy firearms/weapons(please specify)
Firearm magazine size restrictions(please specify)
ban on certain firearms/weapons (please specify)
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Please, enlighten me as to your unique viewpoint; wow me with your vast reservoir of military knowledge. Iím ever so anxious!
Hold on, I have to get in touch with General Petraeus, I just found out how to win in Afghanistan.
Petraeus: Give the troops guns? Nice ones? Really!? I never thought of that before! Thanks!
Nobody's contesting the current absence of an insurgency, nor is anyone contesting the fact that the lack of an insurgency precludes the successful overthrow of a tyrannical government. Please give your army of straw men the order to withdraw from intellectual combat....and a lack of sufficient political turbulence to spark a violent insurrection, both of which are factors that prevent it. Shocking though it might sound, the lack of any substantial insurgency might also prove to be a complication. Believe it or not, your backyard picnic doesn't count.
That situation is one that involves belligerents all in control of military-grade weaponry, many of them in illegal control of it. Squabbling about the legal right to control far weaker weaponry is of little consequence in the case of the development of an actual insurgency, in which case military-grade and unconventional weaponry would likely be seized and hoarded, unless you're planning on taking out an Abrams with your trusty Glock.
Yea, rifles and machine guns are of no use to any insurgency. Good point.That situation is one that involves belligerents all in control of military-grade weaponry, many of them in illegal control of it. Squabbling about the legal right to control far weaker weaponry is of little consequence in the case of the development of an actual insurgency, in which case military-grade and unconventional weaponry would likely be seized and hoarded, unless you're planning on taking out an Abrams with your trusty Glock.
Please save you we have the most advance military in the world civilians can't possibly stand a chance against them. Look how long it is taking our military in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
They did agree with me, in Heller v DC, regarding handguns, which, as noted before, was rooted in the Miller decision.
Apply the same argument to all other firearms, and there you go.
Unless, of course, you can explain how the arguments in those decisions would NOT then extend to all firearms.
Last edited by Goobieman; 09-28-09 at 10:52 AM.