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The Truth About Guns

R.L.2 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:30 PM
John, you are correct in everything you say, but unfortunately, like all too many gun owners you are missing the true significance of the 2nd Amendment. It was the late gun writer Chuck Karwan who opened my eyes to the fact that AK-47s, M-16s, machine guns--weapons of war--are precisely what the 2nd Amendment is all about! It states: “a well-regulated militia (that word that the left has managed to demonize) being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It does not mention or allude to sporting equipment in any way; nor is The Second Amendment even primarily about self or home defense. Rather, it is about “we the people” retaining the means to protect our freedom.
LtScrounge Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:30 PM
Exactly R.L. Read my post above. BTW I encourage everyone to attend at least one 2nd Amendment Foundation annual gun rights policy conference. They're free and they provide attendees with the information needed to cause the gun grabbers to scurry back under their rocks. Attendees are provided (free of charge) over $200 worth of books.

The tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, has led to a lot of unfortunate misinformation about firearms. Let's try to add some facts to the justified emotion.

Are Some Guns More Dangerous than Others? The shooter in Aurora had three firearms when he entered the theater: a pump action shotgun, a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic handgun.

In a closed, crowded setting like a movie theater, the shotgun was probably the most lethal of the three. Every shotgun shell can spray a half-dozen or more pellets, each capable of killing or maiming a person. Twelve-gauge shotguns often fire five shells, and...