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Noface
L B
Posted over 1 year ago
Solving gun violence in the US in today's insane political climate requires a solution that makes it painless for everyone.
Your original premise is flawed. The fact that the 2nd amendment does not specify types of arms is not indicative of anything other than the fact that the 2nd amendment is inalienable, right along side those other "rights" spelled out in the constitution. The founders wanted "the people" to be able to hold off the government. They weren't concerned about hunting and fishing. They specifically identified the right the keep and bear arms as a deterent to government over-reaching and stiffling the free will and liberty of the people. Furthermore, the federalist papers describe the need for "the people" to at least match the power of the government as the strongest deterent against government oppression. Just like the restrictions proposed on semi-automatic rifles and the magazines which feed those guns, the idea of installing a kill switch of a madatory lock of a gun in the home, does nothing to speak to the real problem of violence in our society, gun associated or not. Such switches or locks will not be installed on guns of criminals and the expense of so doing (particularly the remanufacturing of such a devise on existing firearms) would be extreme, unable to be verified on the 300 million firearms in circulation in the country and render the firearm useless for many of the estimated 7 million personal protection experiences that occur every year. Here's the short answer. Guns are not the problem.
Noface
L B
Posted almost 2 years ago
Has the time come for the U.S Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?
I am not a gun owner....yet. But, the arguments being made for the restrictions to purchase a gun (any gun) makes me consider much MUCH more the need to buy a gun before it can't be bought. I have never understood the rationale which suggests that bad people will ever adhere to a new gun law restricting their ability to obtain. The more my side (Democrats) push this idea of restricting lawful possession, the more I am inclined to rethink my political affiliations. It's simply impossible to enforce a ban on any specific gun. From 1994 to 2004 we tried it. It didn't work then, either.