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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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.
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