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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

OzzWorx Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 6:03 AM
Michael, Let me enlighten you to history: Every scheme of registration has led to confiscation. Most led to genocide of the disarmed. The proposals include registration. In California they registered "assault weapons" promising to never confiscate them. A few months later, guess what! Confiscation without compensation. Now every transfer must be registered with the CA DOJ, defacto registration. We are considered criminals by the very people who are tasked with protecting our rights. I have committed no crime. How do I defend against those who would reserve for themselves a right which is a compact of our heritage. Your heritage is replete with tyrants who have taken steps to enslave and kill your people.
rficara Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:12 PM
In 1968 Congress had a massive brain farttt and imposed the Gun Control Act of 1968 taken straight from the NAZI gun ban laws passed in Nuremberg in 1938. This was a response to two murders. MLK and RFK. Both were targeted by irrational zealots not schizophrenic crazies.

NYC tried to "do one better" under Mayor Linseed. They created the first LONG GUN registry in the nation and promised in INK that the lists would never be used for confiscation. Then Stockton happened and David Dikkhedde decided that since HE didn't make that promise he could break it and banned all semi-autos with COSMETIC similarities to military rifles.
-Ray from Bloombergia
rficara Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:13 PM
THEN Chief Out of Town Brown was forced to admit that NO murders in the City had ever been committed with a military lookalike gun but "we still have to ban them anyway" with NO grandfathering, NO compensation and no appeal with the City Council trained seals all clapping approval.

Ray

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...