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US congressman proposes law, confiscating guns

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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 02:58 AM
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I'd support a bill banning assault weapons as long as there is an added stipulation that it doesn't just cover the individual citizen, but bars local, state and federal law enforcement from possessing them as well.

There have been more fatal police shootings in the last year and a half (1,355) than people killed by a spree killer in a mass shooting event (1,081) since Charles Whitman climbed a clock tower way back in 1966. In fact, fatal police shootings are on pace to break the 1,000 mark for the fourth straight year. Now I know that not all of the victims of police shootings are entirely innocent, but even if you tally up the number of the completely unarmed individuals (not even including the murkier cases where it may be less clear on which party was in the wrong) dating back to the 60s I can ascertain from the recent data alone that it will still be comparable if not dwarf that of the victims of mass shootings.




posted on May, 4 2018 @ 03:20 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Gothmog
As opposed to Republican Looney Loons?




Yeah, like that religious nut lawyer in California who tried to propose a "shoot the gays" ballot initiative?

en.m.wikipedia.org...

Loonie loons are on both sides of the aisle.



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 03:38 AM
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originally posted by: sooth
I'd support a bill banning assault weapons as long as there is an added stipulation that it doesn't just cover the individual citizen, but bars local, state and federal law enforcement from possessing them as well.

There have been more fatal police shootings in the last year and a half (1,355) than people killed by a spree killer in a mass shooting event (1,081) since Charles Whitman climbed a clock tower way back in 1966. In fact, fatal police shootings are on pace to break the 1,000 mark for the fourth straight year. Now I know that not all of the victims of police shootings are entirely innocent, but even if you tally up the number of the completely unarmed individuals (not even including the murkier cases where it may be less clear on which party was in the wrong) dating back to the 60s I can ascertain from the recent data alone that it will still be comparable if not dwarf that of the victims of mass shootings.


Interesting thread about police robots on ATS at the moment. www.abovetopsecret.com...
I think that removing officers who fear for their safety would go a long way in addressing your second issue.

As for the government applying laws equally to itself, well, im afraid its the opposite of that usually. Which is really what gun control is all about.
The assault weapons ban it all about theatrics. Its politicians catagorizing guns and putting ones that have a reputation in pop culture on one side of the line, and the rest on the other side in order to ban one group of guns, "assualt weapons". In reality, an AR15 (on the scary assualt weapons side of the line) will do the exact same thing at the exact same rate with the exact same round as a mini 14 ( a gun with a traditional looking wood stock which puts it on the other side of the line)



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 04:28 AM
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Could this guy be saying these things publicly in order to cause extreme knee jerk reactions?



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 04:29 AM
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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 04:29 AM
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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 04:29 AM
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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Gothmog
As opposed to Republican Looney Loons?




Yeah, like that religious nut lawyer in California who tried to propose a "shoot the gays" ballot initiative?

en.m.wikipedia.org...

Loonie loons are on both sides of the aisle.


I just want to say... we don’t agree on much AT ALL lol... but it makes me feel good when we do.

Which goes for a lot of the polarizers of the aisle here.

Someone earlier in this thread mentioned it’s hard to get anything done when extremist bills are in place, I believe it’s more than a coincidence for most issues left or right. We had left and right congresses and POTUSs and no one has really came in the middle to negotiate. And on ATS it’s the same thing. “My side is better or more correct than yours.”

We need more (preferably less) legislation of letting people be.

Whatcha think?



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 06:52 AM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft

originally posted by: Whoisjohngalt
www.nbcnews.com...

So a representative from California
.......is, by default, a dickhead.

Case. Closed

You are, far and away, my absolute favorite Aussie ever!



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Whoisjohngalt


This is the same feminine clown who was beating the Russian collusion war drums. Odd that it seems the Progressive Democrats seem to be doing more to destroy the USA than Russia could EVER dream of.......



Actually, this is the very best way to destroy a country. From the inside - out.
Just in case you have not been paying attention, this is the same thing which is being done in those places where they call it "regime change".
You go into a country and find some point of contention between the government and the governed. Locate those people most willing to be lead against the leaders and give them money and arms.

Bang! You have effectively destroyed the whole of the country without firing a shot from the outside.

It will have to be done with a slight variation here though.
First they have to make sure the guns are in the hands of the right people before the real regime change can be started.
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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: Whoisjohngalt


Typical.

I'm really not surprised. At least this anti-constitutional leftist is honest.



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 08:26 AM
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I would love to see them try this bull in texas. Rest in peace the poor soul in charge of collecting guns.



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

Like you said, the veneer is gone.

As a famous actor/director once said, "Make my day"



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Whoisjohngalt


Typical.

I'm really not surprised. At least this anti-constitutional leftist is honest.


Disgusting, soul-less creatures - aren't they?



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 09:48 AM
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No matter how many gun are taken away from citizens, terrorist attacks will still happen.

Terrorist attacks are organized by powerful billionaires. Nothing will stop them.



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 09:50 AM
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The end game to this, IMO, can only be civil war? Right?


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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: PurpleFox
The end game to this, IMO, can only be civil war? Right?



Correct

IMO, the socialists kicked-off a cold Civil War the second they decided to challenge the lawful and peaceful transition of power.

Question is, what can be done about it? I'm all for giving them California (minus our military bases/ports), walling off the entire state (and Mexican border) and letting them self destruct in their homeless/box city paradise. Maybe they really do enjoy the overflowing human feces on their streets, or constant crime. This is how their dumps would look without riding on the coat-tails of average hard-working Americans. Without the money they siphon from us, their liberal BS implodes into a crime infested dump.

Middle-class (read: Real) America, however, would thrive without the insane burdens these leftists put on our shoulders. I say we cut off all support, give them a State of their own (their own sovereign nation) and go our separate ways. Perfectly fine with that. Calexit and all that...

Who knows. What I do know for a fact is that no intelligent/freedom loving American will ever accept socialism in this country, however.

Few things are worth fighting for. Even fewer things are worth dying for. This beautiful, proud and historically-perfect country is one of those things.
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posted on May, 4 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: tinymind

originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Whoisjohngalt


This is the same feminine clown who was beating the Russian collusion war drums. Odd that it seems the Progressive Democrats seem to be doing more to destroy the USA than Russia could EVER dream of.......



Actually, this is the very best way to destroy a country. From the inside - out.
Just in case you have not been paying attention, this is the same thing which is being done in those places where they call it "regime change".
You go into a country and find some point of contention between the government and the governed. Locate those people most willing to be lead against the leaders and give them money and arms.

Bang! You have effectively destroyed the whole of the country without firing a shot from the outside.

It will have to be done with a slight variation here though.
First they have to make sure the guns are in the hands of the right people before the real regime change can be started.


I can't disagree with that because the proof of it is in plain site with the rise of Cultural Marxism in our colleges. Think back to the 60's when the hippy generation screamed bloody murder for their freedom of speech at our colleges. That was when cultural Marxism started. They used our 1st against us. Do our colleges support freedom of speech now??? Absolutely NOT. They have successfully thru out the years turned young impressionable minds against everything that gave them a nice safe cushy life compared to many others less fortunate.

You see it on ATS all the time. It isn't that they hate their government, (which I often do) they actually hate their own country and our hell bent to destroy it to get their way.



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Come on and get you some, boy.


So you would become a murderer just to have an assault weapon?

That’s very christian of you.



posted on May, 4 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: soundguy

No, would become a self-defender to ensure our UNALIENABLE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS are never infringed upon.

Infringing on ANY Constitutional right for ANY reason signals a totalitarian tyranny - a condition we've historically refused to live under. Time and time again, patriots of this country have defeated tyranny and attempts to invade or otherwise obstruct our immovable and etched-in-stone Constitutional rights.

So to answer your question, yes, I believe patriots would defend the Constitution at any cost. And through historical precedent/DOI/BOR, they'd be absolutely justified.



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