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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Wumingren Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:18 AM
So, fully automatic weapons are not required for hunting, right? Your argument is grounded in the false belief that weapons are only for killing animals. The 2nd Amendment was not written to guarantee the right to hunt; it was written to inform the government that it must not step out of bounds with respect to the Constitution. A government of the people, by the people, and for the people is nothing if the people are disarmed. Automatic weapons should not be banned, nor should there be unusual restrictions placed upon them.
justme16 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:11 PM
The discussion about hunting is the lefts/progressives way of parsing the discussion and trying to make the second amendment somehow only about hunting when it was never written with that intent in mind in the first place. To change the dialogue in that manner is to lay the foundation for the elimination of all but single shot weapons that really are not a threat to their existence if and when the American public were to ever mount a serious resistance to their Marxist like take over of this country.
rficara Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 12:14 PM
In TX they cull wild swine from helicopters with full auto weapons. Ted Nugent went of a Hogmageddon flight two years ago. The killed 3-400 hogs and fed them to the folk at shelters.

Paul237 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:03 AM
If you look at the way things have gone for the last 4 years we no longer have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. what we have is a government of the government, by the government, and for the government. What things boil down to is we have not just the starting of a DICTATORSHIP but we have one that is up and running. Just look at all the executive orders that this knucklehead is signing every week. And he is and has been going after our guns this whole time that he has been in office. they just have not said anything about it until now. Wait until this UN resolution about gun control comes up, the small arms treaty.
justme16 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:15 PM
Lets see, mandatory participation in ObamCare where our lives, BMI and "whether we have guns in our homes is reported by so-called health care providers. Overseen by the IRS..subject to the full weight and power of the IRS to include seizing bank accounts and property at will as well as now having the ability based solely on a false accusation of pulling ones passport (electroinic Iron Curtain)...Then there is DHS, Drones and surveillance and Obama himself saying he can target American citizens simply based upon the stated belief that they might be terrorists. Indoctrination through education, thought police, and food police. Black boxes in cars after 2014...and roaming TSA spot checks. Lets all play what's wrong with this picture.

I stand out among my conservative friends in disliking guns. I favor reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment, such as bans on fully automatic weapons, background checks for purchases and forbidding the sale of guns to those with histories of mental illness or criminality.

Yet I cannot agree with liberals that more gun control will lead to fewer gun crimes.

President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, actually illuminated one of the weaknesses of the gun control case. Hagel had been closely associated with Global Zero (though he's since repudiated it), a movement dedicated to "the elimination of all nuclear...