An armed citizenry is a free citizenry.Put in simple terms, guns in the hands of the people act as a threat to Congress. No wonder they want to eliminate the RKBA.
posted on 05/20/2002 4:07:02 PM PDT
Nobody knows what that damned preamble means, but the body is clear.
posted on 05/20/2002 4:32:55 PM PDT
2nd Amendment Bump
posted on 05/20/2002 4:43:34 PM PDT
Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquillity of the kind enjoyed by sister democracies such as Canada and Britain.
What a joke. I guess these leftists don't know that since Britain banned almost all guns the violent crime rate has skyrocketed, and is now much higher than the USA, whose crime rates have plunged as more and more states allow concealed carry.
posted on 05/20/2002 5:01:30 PM PDT
I think that we should ban so-called junk guns. I think we should ban assault weapons used here, yes. I think that the kinds of weapons that have no legitimate use for hunting or the kind of weapon that a homeowner would use, I think they should be banned, yes, those kind of weapons . . . These semi-automatic handguns . . . they really have no place in our society."
An "economicaly challenged homehowner wouldn't use use a cheap (aka junk) gun?". Then there are those Korean shop owners, who made good use of ugly black guns, both the semi-auto centerfire rifle variety and the short barreled high magazine capacity (perhaps pistol gripped) shotguns. Al Gore needs to get his head back into the trees, and shut up, since he clearly knows nothing of which he speaks.
posted on 05/20/2002 5:39:09 PM PDT
by El Gato
If the left-wing promoters of gun control have any brains they certainly realize the implications of taking away our guns and the only motive one can attribute to them is the desire to make our democratic socialist state even more dictatorial and to prevent any serious challenge on the part of the citizens of the nation
At one time even the socialists/leftists understood the concecpt properly:
Certainly, one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible. --Humphrey, Hubert, Know Your Lawmakers, Guns, February 1960, p.4.
posted on 05/20/2002 5:47:36 PM PDT
by El Gato
"When Al Gore was on the Larry King show on Sept. 16, 1999 (not so long ago), he expressed himself as follows: "I think that we should ban so-called junk guns. I think we should ban assault weapons..."
Instead, we banned algore!
posted on 05/21/2002 7:46:32 AM PDT
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