I’m in favor of restricting civilian gun ownership to revolvers and bolt-action rifles.
You guys have brainwashed by CNNs Leftist Propaganda. The NRA nor Republicans were responsible for this act of Domestic Terrorism.
The failure to Act on Cruzs mental instability , the FBI failure to Act after being notified 2 times and the 39 instances of erratic mental behavior are the main causes.
He LEGALLY purchased the AR 15 which he used to kill the people. He could have easily chose a handgun or Bow and Arrows. Would there be the same Public reaction if chose the Bow and Arrows. Would there be a cause to Ban them by the Overtly Liberal Hostile Media. Would these misinformed teens go to the state capital to pressure politicians to Ban them ???
Kind of negates the ‘Keeping and Bearing’ bit don’t you think? You sound like the British with regard to personal defense… If someone is threatening to kill you, call emergency services and when they arrive (if you are still alive) then they, like the sheriffs in Florida will decide if they want to intervene on your behalf or not… Any you guys say Trump is that authoritarian.
And in your entire tryst, no one singular word about what has happened to our society that makes people so disrespectful of human life… but then again, I wouldn’t expect it from a political ideology that worships government over God, DEMANDS abortion on demand, institutes social programs that destroy families, stuff drugs down kids throats just because they are kids and you haven’t the moral character to teach them manners and encourage people who are old and frail to kill themselves… Nah… go for the easy fix and ban guns. You know, after Britain banned guns, they went after knives. I can’t even have a multi-tool on my person in public because it has a lock blade…
Either you seek out and fix the root cause of the ills of society or eventually government will lock you in your own padded box ‘for your own protection’…
Given the 60 million potential bright people that abortion has killed since Roe, I am in favor of restricting abortion to cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother. It seems to me that people can learn to control their sexual proclivities with the right government punishments. Think about it 60million children that we were well equipped to create but to spineless to take car of in our quest for the beautiful life… We wouldn’t have to import our hired help either…
“Oh automatic assault rifles are outlawed now, i guess I wont shoot up a school anymore” - an almost future mass shooter.
Hurray for Gun Control~
I’m waiting for some yahoo to take some engineering smarts and figure out how to bring down the auditorium roof on a school assembly… without shoot one bullet…
Every serious fire arms owner know more efficient ways of killing in a crowed one yard out to thirty yards !
There is no sense in educating the left or the lunatics they are one in the same !
Ignorant s abounds from the progressive globalist elites democrats !
The same group that expounds the science of climate change chooses to ignore the statics from the FBI ?
More people were stabbed or beaten to death then killed by any long gun !
No one can run against this voting block and win on the national stage !
Between Republicans 57 % and Independents with 48% Democrats 25% with fire arms in the home it’s a impossible to move on a national scale .
Clinton got his ass handed to him and so did Hillary !
White men are especially likely to be gun owners: About half (48%) say they own a gun, compared with about a quarter of white women and nonwhite men (24% each) and 16% of nonwhite women.
We do vote in mass for our pro gun congress and Presidents !
Roughly three-quarters of Americans who currently own a gun (73%) say they can’t see themselves ever not owning one, and this is the case among majorities of gun owners across demographic groups.
Perhaps not surprisingly, those who see owning a gun as central to their overall identity are particularly committed to gun ownership**. For example, 89% of gun owners who see owning a gun as very or somewhat important to their overall identity say they can’t see themselves ever not owning a gun, compared with 58% of those who say owning a gun is not too important or not at all important their sense of identity.**
And while 85% of gun owners who say the right to own guns is essential to their sense of freedom say they can’t see themselves ever not owning a gun at some point, 41% of those who don’t see the right to own guns as essential say the same.
Gun ownership is more common among men than women, and white men are particularly likely to be gun owners. Among those who live in rural areas, 46% say they are gun owners, compared with 28% of those who live in the suburbs and 19% in urban areas. There are also significant differences across parties, with Republican and Republican-leaning independents more than twice as likely as Democrats and those who lean Democratic to say they own a gun (44% vs. 20%).http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/06/22/the-demographics-of-gun-ownership/
What is a clip ?
Everyone of you anti fire arm people haven’t even taken the time to learn even the fundamentals of what you are trying to talk about .
How can you expect to talk about fire arms in your ignorance ?
More people are stabbed to death or beaten to death then are killed by any type rifle !
LOOK IT UP FBI !
You defend global warming and site science and you talk usless shit on mass shooting ignore the facts from the FBI !
According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with “knives or cutting instruments.”
**Table 12 also shows that more people were killed via the use of “hands, fists, feet, etc.,” than were killed by rifles of any kind. In fact, the tally shows that the death numbers were not even close. While approximately 374 people were shot and killed with rifles, roughly 656 people were beaten to death with “hands, fists, feet, etc.”**
A national race has never been won by a anti gun candidate more facts for you to ignore on the other side of the issue Clinton got clobbered when he did the semiautomatic ban Hillary lost as a anti gun candidate !
Yes, where does the 2nd amendment define arms??
In 2008 the supreme court put that issue to bed .
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), is a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held, in a 5–4 decision, that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense .
Where’s the definition of arms/firearms in the second amendment, hmm?
Where is the definition of free speech in the Constitution ?
Historic Definition of firearm
. :Definition of firearm a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder —usually used of small arms. First Known Use: 1643.
Legal Definition of firearm
. This term, as it Is used in the constitution, relative to the right of citizens to bear arms, refers to the arms of a militiaman or soldier, and the word is used in its military sense. The arms of the infantry soldier are the musket and bayonet; of cavalry and dragoons, the sabre, holster pistols, and carbine; of the artillery, the field-piece, siegegun, and mortar, with side arms.
Oh… please reconcile ‘enumerated powers’ with the federal government we have today. Given the latitude that you give to that one could be an indicator of just how big a high capacity magazine should be…
First, why assume something we know to be untrue? These 17 children are not the only ones who have died in a mass shooting in 2018. So there is no reason to make that assumption.
Second, why make the end of all gun violence the only action we can take. Banning assault weapons is only a first step, but it is necessary first step.
Third, there is no need to repeal the Second Amendment, that is needlessly provocative. Until 2008 the Second Amendment was not interpreted to mean that an individual had the right to bear arms (District of Columbia v Heller)- before that the interpretation was all over the map. When black people’s gun ownership was at issue there was a reluctance to find that the right was individual (United States v. Cruikshank, 1875). When it was a question of outlawing private militias like the KKK it was an individual right, not a right to form militias (Presser v Illinois, 1886) In 1939 the Court held that the Second Amendment right was not an individual right in US v Miller. That was the lay of the land until the rise of the NRA dominated radical right, which currently controls the Supreme Court and most of the public dialog. We ought to be making this case - the current debate has been hijacked by extremists who are completely outside of the mainstream of American legal tradition. But only our children see the issue with any clarity. We don’t need to change the Second, we need to interpret it properly, in light of what a free and open society need. So I do agree with your last point: we need to begin confronting the gun fetishists - I see the Assault Weapons ban as the first step in that direction - it will be popular and it will highlight the issue in a way that lets us confront the fetishistic aspect of the gun rights movement.