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Originally posted by Homer Jay
If ALL guns are banned, for the most part you're only taking guns out of the hands of the responsible people who actually go through the proper channels and red tape to get one. What makes someone think that guns wouldn't go the way of illegal drugs.
Originally posted by KrazyIvan
Originally posted by RedOctober90
Hey if you want an UZI, AK-47 or some other gun.. go ahead keep it but don't cause trouble. That is the problem, they cannot trust everyone so they impose all these laws to prevent people from owning such weapons.
[edit on 18-6-2004 by RedOctober90]
do civilians really need those kinda weapons? when was the last time we were invaded? that was 192 years ago.
Originally posted by mwm1331
But can any government controoled armed force be considered a civillian millitia? If the purpose of a millitia is to protect the citizenry from oppressive government then by its very nature the National guard can not be considered a millitia by the founding fathers definitions.
As to whether or not the founding fathers could have prediticted modern weaponry, while I dont believe they could have predicted the specifics yes I do think they knew that both technology and weaponry would evolve.