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Ending Gun Violence Requires Commitment, Not All of it Voluntary

mread Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:32 PM
An Assualt Rifle is a long gun correct? It is the term "Automatic" semi or otherwise! Alot of hand guns are semi-automatic. Polaticians informed or not, are trying to add in Semi-automatics to the banned gun list. Having a gun is a privaledge that has been given to us by 2nd ammendment now the government is trying to take them away. It is next to impossible to have a tyranny with armed peasants. If our govenrment makes us give up our guns then we are done!
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:00 PM
they are doing a pretty good job of tyrannizing us armed peasants. i can hardly wait until we are disarmed.
MAVERICK ONE Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:45 AM
Re;mread: Si, just like in de movies. Ah but dey were lucky! Dey were in de leetle pubelo of Los Angaleese (Today is a cesspool) and dey had the dashing Bandit EL ZORRO ! He straightened out the ole COMMAMDANTEE. and ran off the ole crooked Alcolday and resrored JUSTICE. Today that would not happen....Justice? The ACLU would raise its ugly head and ruin everything.
18Wheeler Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 8:33 PM
1 small but significant correction. The 2nd Amd did not "give us the 'privilege', nor did it Grant us a RIGHT to bear arms. It reaffirmed a PREEXISTING RIGHT.
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:47 PM
" Having a gun is a privaledge that has been given to us by 2nd ammendment"

The Second Amendment is a recognition of the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of nation, self, family, friends and property. It's in the Bill of Rights. It's not in the bill of needs and/or privileges.

The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.

Instead, the Democrats will jawbone about "assault weapons" and other meaningless gun laws for the sole purpose of scaring soccer moms into hating the National Rifle Association. Expect to hear a lot about Republicans preferring "the gun lobby" to "children." (Which is evidently not at all like...