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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:41 AM
the Second Amendment of the Constitution is NOT ABOUT hunting or sporting. it's about the people retaining the ability to "alter or to abolish" a government gone bad,as written in the Declaration of Independence. the Founders had just overthrown their own incumbent government (Britain) by FORCE OF ARMS,and recognized that it might have to be done again in the future,thus the inclusion of the 2nd Amendment protecting the People's right to keep and bear arms. The American Revolution BEGAN when the Brits moved to confiscate arms at Concord. the people (in militia) responded with privately owned arms.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:41 AM
semi-auto,magazine-fed rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47 are today's modern MILITIA weapons,and thus should be the most protected of firearms under the Second Amendment.

Militiamen were expected to appear for muster bearing arms and ammo similar to and compatible with what the Regular military had in use AT THAT TIME.
Since we "compromised" and restricted ownership of full-auto,true assault rifles,that leaves the semi-auto versions for civilian militia use.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:41 AM
In US v Miller,SCOTUS asked if a short-barreled shotgun was a weapon that a militia would commonly use,implying that arms protected by the 2nd Amendment had to be arms a militia would use. AR-15's,M-16's and AK-47s would be ordinary militia arms,and "hi-capacity magazines" also would be protected.
Frank130 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:48 AM
Exactly correct. The MSM & liberal politicians have no clue as to what the 2nd Amendment is all about. Not surprising, since most people now attend indoctrination camps called "public schools" for much of their life. Our corrupt welfare/warfare/police state that is quickly heading the nation towards fiscal collapse wants us disarmed so they can enslave us when the system implodes.
Seawolf Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:00 AM
Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people" (Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788)
This usurper had better start reading American history while he still has the chance. He keeps pushing and he'll be impeached for sure.
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:24 PM
Impeachment is useless with the Congress we have today. Just like all those petitions going around, they all claim they are the petition the zero is afraid of! What a laugh riot, that bozo does care one whit about any petition, no matter what it says or how many people sign it.
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:24 PM
Doesn't care, not does care!

By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. We’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home.

"I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...