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To: fire_eye; All
I have but ONE question for all those that would prescribe ownership of any and all manner of destructive fire power - including pistols, rifles, hand grenades, rocket launchers up to and including theater thermonuclear devices -

- The question is this:

"Have you ever, in your life met SOMEONE you thought should not own such weapons either because they were:

a) not mature enough. IOW, they couldn't be trusted to exercise proper 'fire control. Age related to some degree, sure, but also related to 'development' in life - have they developed proper discipline to be trusted with devices that can take human life.

b) incapable of handling said weapon (weren't simply big enough, too small a frame for the large bore rifles, etc)

c) mentally incapacitated beyond the point where they could be trusted to control their 'fire' (mentally incompetent - can't judge proper from improper use of weaponry that can potentially kill)

d) deemed to be a risk because of their 'criminal bent'"


39 posted on 10/19/2003 11:30:29 AM PDT by _Jim
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To: _Jim
Yeah, and I met them all in the Airborne Infantry.
40 posted on 10/19/2003 1:46:15 PM PDT by Leisler (Molon Labe)
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To: _Jim
"Have you ever, in your life met SOMEONE you thought should not own such weapons either because they were: a) not mature enough. ... b) incapable of handling said weapon ... c) mentally incapacitated beyond the point where they could be trusted to control their 'fire' (... d) deemed to be a risk because of their 'criminal bent'"

Yes, some examples of such creatures do indeed come to mind....



46 posted on 10/19/2003 4:46:57 PM PDT by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: _Jim
not mature enough. IOW, they couldn't be trusted to exercise proper 'fire control.

Like the BATFags at Waco?

incapable of handling said weapon

Like many women police officers?

mentally incapacitated beyond the point where they could be trusted to control their 'fire' (mentally incompetent - can't judge proper from improper use of weaponry that can potentially kill)

See Waco again.

d) deemed to be a risk because of their 'criminal bent'"

Like the SOB who murdered a woman carrying a child in her arms at Ruby Rudge.

Yeah, I guess there are some folks who shouldn't have guns.

54 posted on 10/19/2003 9:02:20 PM PDT by Mulder (Fight the future)
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To: _Jim; Dane; MrLeRoy
I have but ONE question for all those that would prescribe ownership of any and all manner of destructive fire power - including pistols, rifles, hand grenades, rocket launchers up to and including theater thermonuclear devices -

Your post might as well have come from Handgun Control Inc. The 2nd Amendment states that the right to bear ARMS shall not be infringed. Rocket launchers and thermonuclear devices are not arms. Gun grabbers are very fond of using such scare tactic comarisons.

As for the rest of your points, if someone is too dangerousa to be trusted with a firearm, they should not be out on the streets, as if they really want to kill, they'll find a way.

You drug warriors have been showing your true colors quite a bit in the last few days.

69 posted on 10/20/2003 8:30:29 AM PDT by jmc813 (Ron Paul for President in '08!)
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