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so there is his opinion for what its worth
To those who favor strict gun control the answer might seem obvious. They think it’s worth it for 100 or 1,000 nonviolent people to lose their guns to prevent a mass shooting. But those who regard gun possession as a fundamental right under the Second Amendment—as the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)—frame the issue differently. They ask: Can the government deprive a citizen of a constitutional right based on a prediction? Red-flag laws risk setting a dangerous precedent. If the government can take your guns based on a prediction today, what will stop it from taking your liberty based on a prediction tomorrow? It isn’t a far-fetched concern. The U.S. detained more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II based on wildly exaggerated predictions of sabotage. States lock up convicted sexual predators even after they’ve completed their sentences based on predictions of recidivism. (The best predictor of future violence is past violence, so sexual-predator laws may have fewer false positives.) Criminal defendants—who are entitled to the presumption of innocence—are frequently denied bail based on predictions that they will flee or commit additional crimes. So the danger of moving from red-flag gun confiscation to red-flag preventive detention is real. We should be careful about denying individual rights based on questionable predictions. Red-flag laws would be worth trying as a remedy for gun violence if they remained limited to temporary gun confiscation pending a timely due-process review. But when government starts taking away some rights in the interest of safety, all rights are at risk.
originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
originally posted by: carewemust
There is no good reason for any gun that holds more than 25 rounds to be available to the public.
What about fighting a tyrannical government that uses 100rd+ belt-fed automatic weapons? You expect me to fight that with a breech-loader? GTFO. Fighting a tyrannical government that is a good enough reason for me.
You don't want me to have my guns with extended mags? Molon Labe
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
Me: "I try not to think about what I am writing when I'm out in public because I'm lowkey 'afraid' someone will "over-hear" my thoughts and steal my story beats and hooks."
Them: "That's crazy. You need meds."
Them: "They absolutely are planning on coming for my guns and it makes me so angry I actually fantasize about defending my guns with my guns to prevent them from taking my guns."
Me: "Everyone or just you?"
Me: "They would have to do it in one day, otherwise too many houses would barricade themselves and shoot back at the first sign of something or someone coming in through a door or window. We are talking about a coordinated force of THREE BILLION door kickers, all acting near simultaneously..."
Them: "That's crazy."
Me: (Thinking) "Exactly."
Surely, you jest.
There are literally tens of millions of Americans that own guns...all kinds of arms.
We can also factor in the hardest part of the problem, the mindset to own a gun, the need to have one or many. It is not mentally healthy.