How about issuing a fully automatic assault rifle to everyone who doesn't collect welfare, food stamps or have an obamaphone.
A fully automatic assault rifle should be issued to anyone who is in the highest 2 tax brackets.
My take is that would dramatically DECREASE gun violence.
A majority of our recent mass murderers were mentally ill—and displayed signs of it before setting out to kill.
So why are we so focused on guns rather than mental health?
Love this. That's the cold hard truth. If you believe main stream media telling you what to believe, then good luck.
You had all better stock up on Fillet Knives, because when the liberals and RINOs collapse our economy and marshal law is declared, you're going to need those suckers sharpened and ready to go!
What would they say if I built a Trebuchet in my yard and armed it with hot oil fireballs? Would that be an adequate means of self defense or is there a risk of an "imbalanced" person hooking it up to their F-150 and driving it down to a local school?
Just for the sake of discussion, lets assume we stop the production and sale of all firearms today. The only one that can be manufactured are for Military, and Law Enforcement.(scary thought in and of itself) The MSM and the Administration, rightly assume nothing like this can happen again. That is again assuming you cant buy gun powder, gas, dynamite etc.
Even if you repealed the 2nd Amendment, there is nothing in the Constitution that gives the federal government the power to regulate firearms.
The Federal Government can and does do whatever it wants to do until someone with standing is aggrieved, sues, makes it to the Supreme Court, which may actually hear their case, and rules on it.
Lower courts can rule on it too, and the ruling stands unless that ruling is appealed. If it is appealed all the way to the Supreme Court and they choose to hear it, they are then the final arbiter, and not before or until then.
Our Constitution is being violated with repetition all over the place at this moment.
The EPA is doing whatever the heck it wants to do for example. If they want to shut down your business they come with FBI agents and shut you down. I personally know a guy this happened to this year.
The concept of equal protection under the law is not being followed either.
Did I hear Bill correctly? Did he say that every Swiss citizen must own a machine gun? Is he sure that the rules haven't changed in the past few years?
Switzerland has no standing army, so citizens are trained and required to be armed in case they have to be called upon to defend their country. Their neutrality and their topography has served to protect them, so this approach has worked well for them. But they have lots of guns... just like the Israelis!
The Swiss do have fully automatic weapons in their homes, but not every home is required to keep them, and they have some pretty severe ammunition restrictions. They can’t go out and shoot these weapons as they please. Besides, the weapons and ammunition aren’t the problem. Crazy people are the problem.
He is correct. Every adult citizen is issued a weapon, trained on it's use, and keeps it at home. This is a part of their having an ever-ready militia available. They can get a permit to carry a weapon outside the home as well.
No one is safe anywhere ever. True. I know too much heartache from people dying in other ways than I know who have died from guns.
Thank you Scoop.
You're right, ABC. No one is ever safe. Like Bill said, there are no guarantees of safety. It's up to each and every one of us to ensure the safety of ourselves and those we love. That's the main reason I own weapons and know how to use them. Not to sound like a 'bitter clinger' here, but I believe EVERYONE should be carrying at all times. I do, and anybody who knows me knows I do. I don't patronize places that post 'no weapons allowed' because I will not voluntarily allow my 2nd Amendment to be infringed.
Very well said BikerHoop. One of these days, if we ever have the money, I do want to be properly trained. I never grew up around guns in Canada, and while I am more comfortable around them now than I ever was, I'm not a very good shot. I am better with my bow and arrows, but I'm sure they'll work on getting rid of those next.
I won't go into places that say no weapons allowed, because I know no one else will be armed just in case...