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Spoken just as a representative from any gun-grabbing organization would. I don't really care whether the so-called "assault weapon" (which, I hope you know, is not really an "assault weapon" by definition"), I know that I have the right to own it. Perhaps if restrictions were put on the other rights granted by the Constitution were regulated and controlled it would be a liitle more clear.BP757 said:I agree with you 100%, unless Military or Police issued. A Full Auto Rifle, Machine Pistol or even a Silencer really has only 1 purpose. And it's not to Carry Concealed! Sure, they might be fun to play with for a Day if you were never in the Service, where you were trained with them and now don't care. But to go out and buy an Assault Weapon, I see no need for Joe Average that gets a Pistol for Protection to go and Buy an AK47! You cannot Hunt with it, You cannot even take it to a Range! In your Home you are better off with a Pistol that is easier to move quickly with. Even when in the Service they kept the Auto-Fireing down, as it gets expensive! So what is left?
To Kill a Person, Period! There is no other practical use, Unless I forgot something? Silencers are even more Dangerous! The only answers I ever got at "Another Non-Competitive Site" was 1- to get a Silencer so you need not wear a Headset!! 2- So you don't bother the Neighbors!! 1st- I wear a simple pair of Shooting Glasses, and 2nd- If bothering the Neighbors, Why the Hell are you Shooting anything so near?? **Really Weak Answers, and Sorry, I just don't buy it!!
Let's start with the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Well, I think that's ridiculous! I mean, REALLY -- do you think that oh, let's say Scientology is a "real" religion? And SPEECH? You don't really want to hear Lou Dobbs every night, do you? How about that horrible Rush Limbaugh? Assembly? OK, I think that anytime 10 or more people gather, it can mean nothing but trouble. OR WORSE!
So let's talk about how the Second Amendment should be restricted in scope. You don't like AK-47 (which, I'm sure you know, are not REALLY AK-47s, right?), well, I don't like _______ (fill in the blank).
We can debate the practicality or necessity of full autos or silencers or anything else you want, but the Second Amendment is NOT about DUCK HUNTING, my friend. Never Was. Never Will Be. Thomas Jefferson said, "The strongest reason fo rpeople to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."