That makes sense to me. And I think it makes sense to a lot of people. From people I've talked to, it isn't all that hard here in IL to get a carry permit. But who on earth needs an assault weapon unless they're trained and under the command of someone with experience and accountability? I'm glad the sharpshooters have them, but I have a cousin who's married to a guy who believes in multiple conspiracies and I'm glad he doesn't have an assault rifle. He just gets his .22 out and pets it a lot, and even that's a little scary when he talks about the people he's going to shoot.
posted on 05/03/2003 3:50:37 PM PDT
To: Knither; CHICAGOFARMER
"From people I've talked to, it isn't all that hard here in IL to get a carry permit.
It is impossible to get a carry permit in Illinois. Not only that, if you live in three particular towns in Illinois plus Chicago, it's illegal to have a handgun in your sockdrawer.
I hope you don't live in Chicago. There's a good chance the murder rate is going to go up another hundred victims this year.
posted on 05/03/2003 4:11:18 PM PDT
by Shooter 2.5
(Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
But who on earth needs an assault weapon unless they're trained and under the command of someone with experience and accountability?
Don't mistake my personal choice not to carry around my AR 15 everyday with the idea that the 2nd Amendment is part of a Bill of Needs. The Constitution does not qualify the right to keep and bear arms, it simply states that the right exists and cannot be "infringed"; as much as I am troubled that certain people have firearms who, in my estimation, are not playing with a full deck, in the absence of the commission of a criminal act, they have the right to own these arms. In my 30-odd years of living in California, I have only once seen a pickup truck with an AR in the back window rifle rack in public. I have however, seen many, many of these arms at both public and private shooting ranges. It is in my estimation, the best current Homeland Defense Rifle, and its ownership should be encouraged as a matter of national defense.
posted on 05/05/2003 12:38:25 PM PDT
(Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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