EVERY,AND I SAY AGAIN, EVERY NATIONAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT HAS REGISTERED EITHER GUNS OR GUN OWNERS, HAS, AT SOME TIME LATER ON, CONFISCATED THE GUNS. I offer, as evidence, Britain, Chicago, Australia, New York, California, Germany, Russia. And we all know how successful THAT has been.
You seem to be entirely oblivious to what is happening right across our border in Canada. The million, (sorry, Billion!) dollar program that turned millions of honest citizens into lawbreakers and felons, overnight.
Neither worship nor (non-slanderous) speech interferes with another's right. Death does. I'm sure the millions at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergan-Belsen, Maulthausen, Waco, the WTC, will take comfort that YOU don't think religion is hazardous to your health. History, unfortunately, says otherwise.
If anyone should have a say, it's the parents who have the legal responsibility for their own children. If they wish to buy one for their child, more power to them. But they should be prepare to be culpable for the child's actions. Until 1968, they were. Then, the idea came along that, was ANYTHING really worthy of blame?
Do you think that "children" in South Central LA should be able to walk into a store and purchase a gun?
Yes. Perhaps, just perhaps, since the only ones with guns are the gang-bangers, a little competition might be good for them. The LAPD sure hasn't done a whole lot of good. Maybe a modern version of the Earp Brothers is what's needed.
I didn't say I supported it...just that I didn't see that it violates the 2nd.
The wording of the 2nd says "...Shall Not Be Infringed." I, personally don't see a lot of wiggle room. Not "mostly shall not", or "in large part shall not..."
But in this case, I will take the old "Government is the people" argument and say "it's a good thing" to try and attempt to lessen the cases of children, criminals, and nutcases having guns.... as long as it does not violate the 2nd.
Based on that thinking, shouldn't anyone crazy enough to actually ENLIST in the USMC be barred from ever having a gun? They KNOW that they might have to land on some hostile foreign shore, and shoot people, and they ACTUALLY ASK to go! They spend weeks of training, pushed to the absolute limits of personal ability, so they can kill strangers. And what's worst, an 18 year old has a pistol. Obviously there is some sort of disconnect here.
I am not talking about corrupt governments (that's another topic) but the about the document that outlines ours.
Make your case that "not infringed" is the same as "completely unfettered".