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Man Who Shot Up Family Research Council: I Wanted to Kill as Many as Possible and Smear Chick-fil-A in Their Faces

Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:37 AM
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, et al., PETITIONERS v. This decision made it perfectly clear what the founders intended and that keeping and bearing arms is an individual right. Period. There may be some that claim that it is perfectly logical to confiscate semi-automatic rifles at this point. SCOTUS opined: “It may be objected that if weapons that are most useful in military service—M-16 rifles and the like—may be banned, then the Second Amendment right is completely detached from the prefatory clause.
Mike14760 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:49 AM
The supream court also ruled that weapons that are useful for military use are the weapons that are protected in Miller V US.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:00 AM
In a round about way, yes, that is what they basically stated. If you read the decision with an open mind, it would be hard to argue the opposite.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:37 AM
But as we have said, the conception of the militia at the time of the Second Amendment ’s ratification was the body of all citizens capable of military service, who would bring the sorts of lawful weapons that they possessed at home to militia duty. It may well be true today that a militia, to be as effective as militias in the 18th century, would require sophisticated arms that are highly unusual in society at large.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:38 AM
Indeed, it may be true that no amount of small arms could be useful against modern-day bombers and tanks. But the fact that modern developments have limited the degree of fit between the prefatory clause and the protected right cannot change our interpretation of the right.”
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:38 AM
AR-15 Rifles are specifically protected.
Mike14760 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:55 AM
I guess you didn't hear about Vietnam. Although the vietnameese took terrible casualties they the in the end wound up winning. Tanks can also be destroyed, with enough explosives you can destroy anything. The Aphgans drove the Russians out.

Yesterday 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, the man who attempted to kill members of the conservative Family Research Council in Washington D.C. in August 2012, plead guilty to three charges including committing an act of terrorism.

The question since August has been: Why did Corkins choose FRC as his target? After all, he was a gay activist who bizarrely walked into the FRC offices with a Chik-fil-A bag in one hand and a gun in the other before he opened fire, shooting a security guard who luckily survived his injuries.

According to an...