Wednesday, January 2, 2013 10:11:43 PM
A handgun for home protection, a rifle for hunting = 2nd amendment is honored. Everything beyond that ... you don't have rights to jack poo regardless of what the NRA says.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:17:29 PM
Does full auto really make a difference in the context of a multiple killer? 30 bullets in 5s or 30 bullets in 20s...what difference does it make when slaughtering civilians in a group? Full auto might even save lives in that context, because the killer is more likely to miss and will run out of bullets faster and thus will only be able to kill people in a smaller area.
I'm not seeing why the distinction between semi-auto and full auto matters in this context. Am I missing something?
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:14:30 AM
"Perhaps but, more gun laws will not guarantee any more significant obstacles." - ATF believes that only about 1% of gun dealers supply 50% of illegal guns. But, they can't track them down b/c one the one hand, they can only use their 2,000 agents to keep track of close to 80,000 dealers, and gun sellers need to keep no form of paper trail about their guns. The ATF is only allowed one unannounced inspection per year. Also, the rest of the illegal guns come from purchases where a friend buys a gun and gives it to a criminal.
Why wouldn`t the need for a license and some sort of registration, and renewed gun laws put a serious stop to this?
Also, the cartels have way more guns than the 2000 sent over by Obama. WAY more.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:03:21 AM
mrpeabody- if you want to make an argument about responsibility, then you also have to take into account Weaver's own responsibility. He did not want to held accountable for the rules of society, yet willing to facilitate harm in that society.
Like I said, if you want to turn this man into a martyr, then you are going to have to do the same thing with every black, hispanic, asian individual who has shot an officer/ been shot by an officer. Tell my why this wouldn`t be true.
Also, the situation did come down to a "FBI sniper", not the entire FBI in a gun fight. One individual who had heard that a US Marshall had just died, and shot twice to kill the main individual he deemed responsible, he missed and hit a woman standing behind a door. The FBI allowed the 1st shot, but not the 2nd.
You misrepresent the facts b/c they sound better, and you know that others wouldn`t agree with you otherwise.