posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 06:42 AM
Firstly may I add my condolences to the People of the US, and express my shock, and horror at the recent tragedy. It has been reported through the UK
news today that the Democratic Senator for California intends to introduce a First Day Bill to Ban the sale, transfer, and import of assault weapons,
and magazines holding more than ten rounds.
I have seen the many pro/anti gun control threads that have unsurprisingly been posted on this forum recently, and have witnessed the deeply held
beliefs on this matter. Obviously criminals generally do not consider weather the weapon or weapons they use are legally held, but what I am
wondering is will those US citizens who legally own this type of weapon will relinquish them if Law enforcement, and home stationed US Troops retain
As I understand it the intent of the Second Amendment (SA) was to allow the population of The US to protect itself from, and deter the tyrannical
ambitions of Federal Rule, so therefore surely if the State holds assault weapons those that consider the SA to be intrinsic to freedom will rail
against this bill.
I find myself considering the truly horrific prospect of armed standoffs, and full on armed conflict between state, and citizens, militia's refusing
to yield, and bloodshed on a scale not seen in recent years. I hope with all my heart that a way can be found that prevent this worst-case scenario,
and I believe that the US as a great nation is mature enough to find a way that does not lead to this nightmare. I will close by saying that at the
moment as I have relatives, and friends that reside in your fine country the NRA motto "From Our Cold Dead Hands" causes iced water to run through