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A hit piece written by Calvin Warner Opinion Columnist. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if they are misguided and foolish.
How many more tragedies need to happen before the United States joins the modern world in banning assault weapons?
Well Calvin, "assault weapons" is a term made up by the VPC back in the 80's to mislead people. True assault rifles, the select fire version our military carries, are regulated by the NFA34. A law enacted because during Prohibition, the gangsters were fond of using full auto weapons to take care of the competition. Nothing says leave me alone like a 1927 Thompson with a 50 round drum.
The Second Amendment was written in a time before semi-automatics. Banning assault weapons is a common-sense way to curb gun violence in America, and I don’t think anyone will feel that their rights are being seriously trampled on.
Really? My rights would be trampled on. I own a couple of the so called "assault weapons" that you vilify. They have never been used to harm anyone. I use them for target shooting. Banning them would trampleall over my right to own property. Every time one of you gun haters says "common sense" we know you want to ban something.
How will our government respond to the Aurora, Colo., massacre in July? Reports indicate that the gunman bought his ammunition anonymously online. Surely we can at least agree that it should be illegal to anonymously purchase machine gun ammunition over the Internet without having to pass any kind of background check.
Machine gun ammunition? Right here you just proved to the world that you have no clue. The AR15 uses 5.56 NATO ammunition. Remington developed this as the .223 back in the late 50's. It's used in all kinds of rifles, mostly for varmint hunting. It's also the same ammo used in the M240 SAW, a true machine gun. The 7.62 NATO round, also know as the 308 Winchester is in the same category. A great deer hunting round and also used in the M60 machine gun. Maybe before you spout off you should do a little research.
Ammunition was at one time recorded into a book at the time of purchase. Finally, in 1984, congress did away with this requirement. Why? Because all those years, not one crime was ever solved by keeping track of ammo.
The Second Amendment ensures the right to “a well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
In a Pew Research Center poll taken after the shooting, 47 percent of Americans said they believe it is more important to pass laws controlling gun ownership than protect the Second Amendment, while 46 percent said protecting the Second Amendment was more important.
The "militia" mentioned in the 2nd Amendment is covered under Title 10 of the US code. Go read it, you are in the militia. You need to read past that part and pick out the 8 key words. Right of the People and Shall not be Infringed. Anything the government does to restrict the 2nd Amendment INFRINGES on my rights.
Polls aren't a good indicator of anything. They can be manipulated by the pollsters by the questions asked and the manner they ask them.
The bottom line is that the world is very different now than it was in 1776. How long will we keep pretending it’s the same? The “arms” we are talking about are nothing like the “arms” the Founding Fathers were talking about.
Holy shit. I can't believe you are repeating this tired old argument. Every gun hater in the last 50 years has used this as "evidence" that we should ban one gun or another. If that's the case, you need to destroy your computer and any other modern communication devices you own. Hand operated presses and quill and ink are all you should be allowed to spout your idiocy. While you have that quill pen out, put it to parchment and ask you college for a refund. It's obvious that you haven't learned much.