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rwinkelmann239 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 2:58 PM
For nearly 100 years we have had a BAN on AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. It has been confirmed multiple times by Democrats, Republicans, Congress, Senate and Supreme Court. It stands as 100% proof that you can limit the type of guns someone can own without infringing upon the 2nd Amendment. Justice Scalia, a Republican, confirmed this in the past year. Give up the assault weapons and many of us might just support those CCW's way more. Until then, no dice.
responsible4self Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 6:54 PM
For the purpose of clarification, please define the term "assault weapon". A baseball bat can be used in an "assault with a deadly weapon". Many of the things under consideration for banning are purely cosmetic and make a gun look more scary. Guns that look scary would be more effective in deterrence without having to actually shoot. Legislating out the ability to actually shoot would, of course, completely negate that effect.

Also, automatic weapons are not banned, they are merely very hard to get. It is expensive and the background check is extensive, but it is available.
WoodyTX Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 1:41 PM
in 2011 only 323 of 12,664 murders were committed with a rifle of any kind. 6,220 were committed with a handgun. (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8)

So, you're saying that you'd make a 20:1 trade-off, in order to 'reduce gun crime'? Right.
tconer Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 3:58 AM
There is not a national ban on auto weapons. That is state laws. You can legally own a full auto weapon in Ky. There's just a lot more regulations to own it.

http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/kentucky.aspx
gbaylor Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 5:09 PM
No... "It stands as 100% proof that you can limit the type of guns someone can own without infringing upon the 2nd Amendment." Not true. Just because it's the "law" doesn't mean it's right.


redneck8 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:26 PM
Oh yeah, right, rifles of any type are used in less than 3% of crimes, more people are killed with clubs than rifles.....if we ban clubs will you support my 2nd amendment rights?

Amanda Collins is a young rape survivor. While in college in 2007, she was raped 50 feet away from the campus police department office at the University of Nevada-Reno and was lucky to get out alive. Her attacker was James Biela, a serial rapist who raped two other women and murdered another. He attacked her at gun point in a gun free zone. At the time of the attack, Collins was in possession of a concealed weapons permit but was not in possession of her firearm due to university policies prohibiting carrying concealed weapons on campus. She was also a...