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Obama and Biden Bitterly Clinging to Assault Weapons Ban

Mike107 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 3:47 PM
"Justice [Antonin] Scalia acknowledged that you can constitutionally banned certain type of weapons" No the government does not have the authority to ban any type of hand held weapon until the constitution is changed. The constitution clearly states "We the People" have the right to own and carry arms. There is no exceptions nor allowances for licensing or registration. Either one of those would be considered infringement because they would limit or disallow ownership and/or carrying of arms. If the liberals are correct and a majority of "We the People" want this ban then the constitution needs to be amended to provide the government the authority to ban. Anything else is lazy and treason.
wiseone Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 3:56 PM
By any intelligent reading of the 2nd Amendment ALL laws banning, controlling, regulating, or even TAXING guns or ammo are obviously unconstitutional.

If you told a lib he had to pay a poll tax to vote he'd be outraged and would claim the Constitution prohibits any poll tax because it's an infringement on his sacred right to vote, even though there is no "right to vote" expressed in the Constitution.

But tell him that the sales tax on a gun or ammo is unconstitutional and he'll call you a 'nut' even though the 2nd Amendment specifically prohibits any infringement on the right to keep and bear arms.

That's liberal hypocrisy (and ignorance) in a nutshell.
Cappmann Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 1:03 PM
I fully agree on banning, controlling, regulating. But when it comes to taxing, you're opening a whole new can of worms.

And you hit the nail on the head about liberal hypocrisy, but then again, isn't that redundent?

As I wrote earlier, despite Harry Reid choosing to only allow Dianne Feinsten to offer her assault weapons ban legislation as an amendment rather than giving it a full vote on the Senate floor (where it would fail thanks to a lack of Democratic support), President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden aren't giving up hope the ban will eventually pass.

Block: Let's start with the assault weapons ban that does appear to be dying in the Senate. Is the White House still pushing to have that passed? Do you assume that it's now not...