Discussion in 'Current Events' started by matty, May 1, 2009.
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Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
I'm hearing ammo sales are going crazy...
You heard right. Gun shows are standing room only. You can't even buy a crappy assault rifle without paying through the nose.
Oh no! Who's going to save the world from the giant goat??
Am a licensed gun owner. Did not bother me to have my background checked in IN.
What many in the Congress are looking for (note the people listed in the link) is every way they can find to outlaw guns in America. That is what causes heavy push back from the public.
Were they to be rational about gun concerns, which (as a proof point) would include insisting that all existing control laws on the books throughout the nation be enforced to the letter, I doubt anyone would object to restricting gun show sales to persons with a license to carry. If it had to be restricted to in-state, that might also work.
We are no where near such a rational point and this kind of crap is just more of the same.
I personally don't and know of no one with a carry permit who trusts the anti-gun lobby. And their timing is convenient. You know, crazed returning vets and all.
Fact is, in the most recent cases of firearms being used to commit crimes, the people possessing the firearms slipped through the judicial system. The courts aren't enforcing the laws. The legislatures don't need new rules. They need to ensure the courts enforce the ones we have.
Then they could not have the sensational news stories they have to justify taking all guns away, which IS the plan.
Walk softly and carry a big stick.
In other words: Show your gun when it's time to use it (unless hunting or plinking, of course).
There are too many "macho" guys out there who love to talk about guns all day, but it's something else that's long and stiff that they'd rather handle.
It's no cliche'. The macho dudes love dudes.
Read my "user title." The best way to be.
I have had many conversations with people about the 2nd Amendment - some with those who oppose it. They say that people with guns can't be trusted, they are maniacs, possibly anti-government, etc.
Usually after about half an hour of talking with them I ask what they think of my arguments and how I appear to them. Once they say - almost always positive, I lift my shirt on the side and show them my gun.
Leaves them speechless.
Local background checks and a ban on assault rifles are both good ideas.
No one is going to take away anybody's guns nor should they.
You are half right.
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