Gun ownership rights are under attack.

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    I am begining to see an ever increasing attack on American gun ownership rights.
    We can see that the assault weapons ban is the first major attack that is being perpertrated by the elements of the liberal left in America.

    What are gun owners doing to combat this attack on a basic American right.?!
     
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    Excellent, I am delighted to see this.

    Perhaps we will see more respect for the civil rights of the victims of gun violence, and a little less whining from the kind of people who think you need a 9 mm Uzi for duck hunting.
     
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    So you think curtailing the civil rights of law abiding citizens is somehow worthwhile? Noted.
    And fwiw, I don't plan on duck hunting with my Uzi.
     
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    I've seen three threads so far about guns. Where are you all getting your talking points from this morning?
     
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    No, not at all - you completely misinterpreted my post.

    My point is about safeguarding and protecting the civil rights on normal Americans.

    For instance - the right to go to school in safety. The right to go to work in safety. The right to walk down the street in safety.

    Those are rights worth protecting, no?
     
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    Absolutely. And since you cannot restrict criminals' possession of guns then the obvious solution is to allow more guns among honest citizens.
    This was the theme of John Lott's More Guns, Less Crime.
     
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    So if we can not stop criminals using heroin, we should make everyone take heroin.

    That's just silly.

    What we see most developed countries doing is to reduce the amount of gun violence by reducing the number of handguns and automatic weapons.

    It works, can be proven to work, and the only civil rights compromised are those of criminals.
     
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    Hitler banned all guns, and then started his extermination campaign against the Jews, they
    could not defend themselves because the German Government banned Guns.Does this all sound familiar?.
    Guns prevent social and governmental Tyranny.:eek:
     
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    52nd street -

    And yet we can look at any of a hundred acts of genocide that have taken place in extremely highly armed societies - Cambodia, Rwanda, even the Cultural Revolution all took place in societies where people had a lot of weapons in their homes. Massacres were conducted by Rios Montte, Cristiani, Pinochet...and yet all countries were well armed.

    In no case that I am aware of has gun ownership prevented the use of force by a government against its own people.

    By all means prove me wrong - name one.
     
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    America---we've kept the feds at bay for decades. :lol:
     

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