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This is a hot topic in the media to serve an agenda. Yeah, puts the gun use option ONLY in the hands of the criminals. That's just what we need more of. /sarcasm
Well, really? OP's opinion of banning, might as well outright go and announce we're going to be part of what we broke away from on Independence Day.
The Second Amendment defines us as a nation.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
Don't forget to ban all catfish.
I could beat a child to death with a 25 pounder.
edit on 4-4-2012 by NOTurTypical because: (no reason given)
Far be it for me to 'preach' to any American about the merits or otherwise of their constitutional right to bare arms as they see fit, within the confines of the law (though why they so vehemently and vocally protect this particular constitutional right over any other is beyond me, yet they've been so deafeningly silent, apathetic even to the overt, brazen removal of nearly every other personal right, liberty and freedom this revered and hallowed document provided them as a people. It's just beyond me)...
In many other parts of the western world (Norway and France being recent exceptions of course, but one of those religiously motivated and that's a whole other kind of mental instability and set of rules!) these kinds of events are aberrations. Can someone give me a rational, unemotional and reasonable explanation for this annomoly? I could summise, but I think my views on this particular point are pretty much self evident.
And why is having a handgun legally strapped to your hip such huge deal if there's really no 'Jessy James' or 'Cowboy' ego tripping going on here. Shouldn't longer barreled weapons be enough and consign pistols to scrap
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Here is the funny thing. We Americans think that these little guns can help fight the government...really? How are you gonna take down an m1 tank charging you with your little rifle, or how about an apache attack helicopter? These guns are useless and are only a tool of appeasement.