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Originally posted by curme
I think there should be a 2nd Amendment forum. Maybe a sub-forum?
If the 2nd Amendment were to be modified, I would rather it be modified or appended by allowing swords, axes, and personal energy weapons to be in possession of Americans for purposes of self-defense in addition to firearms.
Originally posted by Crysstaafur
Although I am quite liberal, I also support the 2nd Amendment to it's fullest! My take with firearms, 'To use the right tool for the right job.'
There is nothing wrong with owning both a rifle and a pistol. A rifle as previously noted is a long range weapon, excellent for taking out known hostiles from a distance. The pistol is a short range weapon, excellent for taking out known hostiles from a melee (or near melee) distance.
I do not feel that either tool is effective for hunting, although it may be quite useful against animals that are a lot stronger than a human. I prefer bowhunting instead.
[edit on 6-8-2004 by Crysstaafur]
Originally posted by cryptorsa1001
The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting. The second amendment was designed so that individuals could defend themselves against. Totalitarianism.
I don't understand the view of many liberals that think no citizens should have arms. Then only the government, criminals and foreign entities have arms. If you personally don't want to own a weapon that is your free choice. Don't however trample the constitution due to your terror of others owning firearms.
Originally posted by slank
I don't understand the view of many liberals that think no citizens should have arms.
Originally posted by RANT
And I don't understand the view of many conservatives that think most liberals want to ban all arms. It's simply not the case.
Just another propaganda scare tactic of the gun lobby (read as manufacturers) to get your donations to the politcal lobby of the NRA that exists first and foremost to protect gun manufacturers rights, not yours (IMO).
Sending money to the NRA is like paying the legal bills of the opposition should a gun ever explode in your hand, or the neighbors kid ever shoot your kid because there was no safety lock. Though they speak a different tune at their "give me your money" rallies, that's who they really represent. Big business. The "right" to sell at K-Mart. The "right" to open markets to teenagers. The "right" to ban liability lawsuits. The "right" to avoid costly background checks or track sales via database. All corporate "rights".
They don't give a hoot about members. That's just the sales pitch.