Skip to comments.Adam Lanza’s weapons (Barf alert!)
Posted on 12/19/2012 5:39:44 PM PST by neverdemEdited on 12/19/2012 5:48:03 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Has technology rendered the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution obsolete?
That is, has the application of modern military design to civilian firearms produced a class of weapons too dangerous to be in general circulation?
We say: Yes.
Adam Lanza broke into the Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday morning armed with a “sporting” version of the US military’s principal assault weapon, plus two equally deadly handguns.
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That is what people did before cartridges made guns easy to reload in battle. Pirates boarding ship would carry several pistols, each armed and ready to fire
The 2nd amendment was written right after the time when the US Government (such as it was) was borrowing privately owned cannon for the war effort.
I don't know about the Post, but a 6 pounder with grape seems like it's a lot more dangerous, and the founders were hunky-dorey with civilians owning that combo.
That same 6 pounder, grape shot, and powder are still legal to own today, under federal law.
“That ban did no real violence to the 2nd Amendment, so its hard to see how constraining the availability of high-tech military knockoffs would do so today.”
Eugene Stoner’s design is well over 50 years old.
And the media nuts think this is high tech?
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Not quite. The rate of fire would be less so theoretically the volume would be less. As to when U.S. arms crossed the Rubicon it would be with the invention of repeating firearms. In a photographic portrait of Jesse James taken during the Civil War he is wearing a “guerrilla vest”—a vest with multiple pockets to carry pre-loaded pistol cylinders. Rather than reloading six chambers the combatant would quickly change out the whole cylinder.
I’d love to know how to make something like that.
Hours of Photoshop
You can also purchase & own a live-fire black powder Gatling gun, in 36, 45 or 50 calibers.
It's how they control their slaves.
***armed with a sporting version of the US militarys principal assault weapon,***
Does that mean my Remington 03-a3 is more evil than my Remington 700?
You forgot the bayonet lug...
I say you morons need to lay off the recreational drugs for a while and locate "a woman's right to choose" in the Constitution. Once you do that, I'll find the individual's right to own black rifles in there and I'll show it to you.
And reenactors get a tax writeoff for their gear, as well!
I like the idea of banning high capacity magazines — it’s like Bloomberg’s banning of 16-oz soft drinks. :)
I think I have located a woman's right to choose a firearm. It's also one of the better contraceptives. Liberals ought to stop their war on women.
Civilian low capacity Coke magazine.
Military-style high capacity Coke magazine.
The key question on the scope of the Second Amendment is, “What was it’s intended purpose?” I remember my history prof. in college saying that it appeared the purpose was to assure that American citizens could raise and arm their own militia against an oppressive government gone rogue against those very citizens. So it stands to reason that as the armed ability of the government increases, so should the ability of the citizens. It doesn’t make sense to assume that the sole purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that all citizens could shoot quail for dinner.
What about the static straps, diamond in the back, and spinner hubcaps? Lot’s of indirect horsepower there.
But let's praise the efficiency of socialism, which in China has found a way to expend only one bullet per criminal, and then, in the fulness of Chinese socialist frugality and their commitment to extracting every last drop of Guevarist justice, they invoice the surviving family for the bullet that killed their kin.
Is socialism great, or what?
<vast wave of applause>
Is that like taking both bumpers off a '57 Chevy?
Framers Madison and Hamilton made their intent quite clear as to the role, extent, purpose, and membership of the Militia in their discussion of it in The Federalist, and how the Militia (who are the People themselves, in arms) related to the States' governments, and to the Federal government.
The Second Amendment was written to ensure that state and federal governments, and not even Congress, could effectively disarm the People to make them their playthings, by passing a law that might read, under the Article I powers of Congress to prescribe the armament and training of the Militia, that the Militia should be armed with small sticks and piles of throwing-stones, and should not train with them more often than once every 20 years, or something like that.
Sometimes libs let it slip that their most dangerous weapon is a school administrator.
Exactly. And a lot of leftists look to China as a model.
I wonder what the average days on Death Row the average Chinese sentenced to death has to wait?
Yup. Ban them all.
And the chrome, don’t forget the chrome.
I still think the media is racist going after all these ‘black’ guns.
Lol. The term they use is “assault.” As if the rifle will jump out of its case and attack you.