Originally posted by tothetenthpower
- Prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public.
Aside from focusing strictly on the credibility of the source, which is a moot point at this juncture because I don't think the MSM would
cover any of this until after the fact, the point above seems to me to be the most realistic.
The Second Amendment, which contrary to what most people think, is one of the most protected amendments by the Constitution. Our founding fathers
thought this to be one of the most important elements to protecting American citizens against a tyrannical government and added several paragraphs
simply reinforcing the Second Amendment.
However, no where in the Second Amendment does it state the right to bear loaded arms with any type of ammunition. Rather, it merely focuses on the
right to own guns and does not take the additional steps of preventing an ammunition crack down. Many argue that ammunition rights are inferred, but
we all know what happens when interpretations are used to pass rulings.
This is where I feel the wiggle room is for government to 'tweak' the second amendment. Limiting ammunition, and specifically targeting the amount
a person can stockpile and/or the type of ammunition able to be purchased will greatly hinder the American public from remaining armed.
Let's face it, a gun without ammo is more or less simply a heavier stick.
Attacking the Second Amendment as a whole would be an extremely charged initiative, would require a lengthy court battle, and be extremely costly as
well as time consuming. Not to mention that this is
something I feel that the majority
of Americans would protest.
Even if this legislation were started today, it would be years in my opinion before it would ever be finalized. The NRA has tons of money and loads
of supporters, and many, myself included, would furnish our support, both verbally AND financially, to ensure the NRA fought the battle against
infringing upon the Second Amendment to its fullest.
However, in terms of ammo, it would be a much faster process and would ultimately have a very similar affect.
[edit on 13-6-2010 by lpowell0627]