Friday, March 1, 2013 12:33:29 AM
@MeGrendel You shifted the goal post's. You were saying which is more dangerous not which causes more harm by accident`s. I agree with you that a gun is a lot less complex then a boat and less likely to malfunction. But on harm done and potential harm done by boats and guns. Gun`s win`s hands down.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:44:03 PM
Banning assault weapons is a good idea. Unfortunately, in the US, it's completely unconstitutional. That`s not likely to change, so we`d best figure out a way to live with it.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:35:06 AM
But what happens if we ban assault weapons and then we need to assault something? You know, like storming City Hall or the Capital Building or something. Hey, it's happened before so you never know, we might want to do that again sometime.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:41:43 AM
And our founding fathers didn't add the "unless you`re a violent criminal or insane" clause presumably because they figured people are smart enough to know better. So now every mental illness qualifies you as "insane"? Sorry, but you can`t hide behind the 2nd Amendment while simultaneously approving the restriction of that right from other law-abiding people just because they were in a mental institution for however long. You can hypothesize your founder`s motives all you want, but if rights are absolute, and they didn`t make provisions to take away those rights under specific circumstances, then you can`t pick and choose which people you think deserve those rights.