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Even An Atrocity Does Not Justify Destroying The Bill Of Rights

Robert1824 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:26 PM
Straw man alert ! Taking measures to regulate guns is NOT the same thing as violating the Bill of Rights. There is nothing in the constitutionwhich says that the government may not make reasonable laws regulating fire arms to ensure safety . Why is it that idiot gun nuts think that any attempt to make REASONABLE laws regarding gun safety is a violation of their rights ? People do NOT need dangeroius automatic weapons for defense., weapons designed purely for warfare .
lkemp Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM
i agree, there's no reason for the average citizen to have and or own automatic weapons, you cannot hunt with them just shoot up stuff and people.
Gamma_Ray Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:17 AM
So Robert - what would you think of the president appealing to various demographics of those who voted for him to set an example and turn in their firearms. Such demographics as -
*Inner city gang bangers
*union members, especially those with a violent history (which are many)
*members of the American Communist Party
*members of the Back Panthers
*liberal politicians AND their security details
*liberal celebrities AND their security details
*any liberal who does not belong to any of the above demographics, but wishes to make a statement to his fellow citizens by cheerfully relinquishing his/her firearms.

That sounds reasonable, right? Lead by example and show us "ring wing gun nuts" the light.
lkemp Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:37 PM
Gamma_Ray Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 5:20 PM
And that is the point. Gun restrictions and outright banned are aimed solely at what the left considers "right wing gun nuts".

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