posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 04:12 PM
Originally posted by woogleuk
Finally a step in the right direction for the American people, proud of you.
You will still have your right to bear arms, but the nasty guns will be banned.
Funny that considering gun crime surged in the UK by 89% from 1999-2009 (Google it if you don't believe me). I don't expect a subject of the british
government to understand the American constitution and our bill of rights. But it goes a little something like this (for us Americans): The second
amendment is our ultimate trump card against our government. It ensures that we the people hold the true power, not the government. So any proposed
"weapons ban" concerning guns is beyond the federal governments power, since "We the People" have never granted them that power.
Therefore, the right to bear arms is non-negotiable. The bright side is that this will not pass (thank god) due to a republican controlled congress.
The democrats will likely try to vilify the republicans for it, but it will amount to nothing more than "talk" and political grandstanding by both
parties. If history is anything to go by, the republicans will win and win big. The democrats who supported the first assault weapons ban back in the
early 1990's were voted out, and the republicans swept both houses of congress and virtually controlled government throughout much of the duration of
Furthermore, the first assault weapons ban didn't work. A second version of the bill will not work. Simply banning things doesn't stop people from
getting their hands on them. What happens is a thriving black market ruled by criminal enterprises rises up and creates more crime and issues for law
abiding citizens. It essentially does the opposite of what it is "designed" to do. And if we actually look at gun homicides statistics (9,000 last
year) we see that guns aren't really the problem people like you would like them to be. That is incredibly low for a population of 315 million people
with an equal number of guns in circulation. Also, gun crime (and crime in general) has continued its annualized decent downward. Today, crime is
lower than it was in the past 30 years...
edit on 6-1-2013 by rock427 because: (no reason given)