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As this thread is about governments not trusting thier people with firearms...why would they?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security
of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear
Arms, shall not be infringed.”
- The Second Amendment
The only reason automatic weapons exist is to KILL OTHER HUMANS.
Originally posted by hpsfl
The point I'm trying to make is that Guns (in civilian hands) have lost their purpose in the modern world. Old uses that have been replaced:
Believe me if Canada ever did decide to invade, Our first reaction would be uncontrollable laughter...
Canadians (me) are attacking!
Guns are purely recreational in modern times,
and an automatic firearm is NOT sporting equipment.
Yet they are owned legally throughout the U.S and the last time a crime was committed with one was by a COP.
I don't care if your Jesus, automatic firearms shouldn't be in the hands of civilians.
The fact that the american constitution gives americans the right to bear arms was simply a sign of the times.
Wow classism at its best, Whats it like blissful suburbia, trapped in your bubble of illusion, and a false sense of reality and safety?
And if you start to cry about self-defence, go to the gym and work out. Besides, if you find yourself in a situation is pointing a gun with you, its probably because you did something to piss that guy off: either you didnt get him his drugs in time, you stole his girlfriend/boyfriend, insulting him, your both drunk, so and so forth.
I know your going to bring up the argument with random acts of "bad", but these usually target those who cannot put up much of a fight, such as the elderly. If your going to suggest that 80 year olds should carry Desert Eagles, by all means go ahead. But how many times do you see random attacks on fit 20 year olds?
Is that a problem?
As a side note, why is this thread so american-centric?
Originally posted by hpsfl
reply to post by C0le
I just don't think civilians should have access to automatic weapons. That's just an opinion.
Just as a side note, I think it's kinda crazy that automatic .22
s are banned, but not .50 cal weapons. Do you think there should be a cartridge restriction instead of a firearm restriction?
Originally posted by C0le
They already do, Fully Automatic weapons aren't illegal...
Neither are silencers, Grenade Launchers, RPG's etc.. ANY citizen that can pass a background check can buy them....
There are plenty of em out there, Whens the last time you seen one used in a crime?