Monday, January 7, 2013

Gun Ban Idiocy


Although a lot of left-leaning politicians and gun control advocates won't hear it, no firearm classified as an 'assault weapon' under the Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Subtitle A (the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act), better known as the Assault Weapon's Ban, was an assault rifle. The code listed 19 specific arms, which included the Colt AR-15, and a number of AK-inspired rifles.

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7 comments:

  1. But we're talking liberalism here. It not about facts, but rather about feeling good

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  2. But, but..."think of the children!"

    That emotional sentiment runs neck and neck with "we have to do something!"

    logic need not apply.

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  3. The politicians' definition of an assault weapon has nothing to do with the actual military definition of an assault weapon.

    One of my 'assault weapons' is labelled as such because it has a bayonet lug - which makes it really dangerous.

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  4. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to arm people in order to prevent future tyranny. They need the tools to do this.

    The term "Well Regulated" in the Second Amendment meant "Well Manned and Equipped " in 1791 as was determined in the 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time.

    United States v. Miller also determined that the term "Arms" refers to "Ordinary Military Weapons" (not crew operated). American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapons that a soldier carries into battle. That includes past, present and future weapons. A Militia consisted of armed volunteers willing to fight with their personal arms and not under government control.

    The 2008 Heller v. Washington DC decision reaffirmed that the Right to Bear Arms was an Individual right. The 2010 McDonald v. Chicago decision reaffirmed it yet again and made it clear that it applies to every state, every city and every town in the United States.

    To limit the Second Amendment to muskets would be the equivalent of limiting the First Amendment to writings in quill pens.

    Liberty is worth the risk of death!

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  5. The Left is pushing the logic fallacy "appeal to the people" as hard as possible.

    Every damn mainstream news broadcast is harping on the Aurora shooting right this very minute. I'm watching the CBS Morning , and that station has been talking about the necessity of gun control for the past 20 minutes.

    I look for Obama to restrict the ownership of firearms via executive order.

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  6. "The Left is pushing the logic fallacy "appeal to the people" as hard as possible."

    Exactly; just as their trying to water down the language of their intent by phrases such as "we're not coming after your Grandfather's hunting rifle".

    The obvious implication remains that they desire to decide what type of firearms one is going to be privileged by the State to maintain, along with how much ammunition and for what purpose. Just as we've seen done in other countries that have gone down this road.

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