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Look at this website: oathkeepers.org
If, God forbid, the sewage were to hit the fan, don't assume that any lame brained pol could order the military to take actions that would violate the oath they take to support the constitution. The same would be true of many sworn law enforcement officers.
The other factor is: you use a pistol to acquire a rifle and a rifle to acquire a machine gun. The progression ends somewhere short of jet aircraft, but bear in mind that jet aircraft can be disabled on the ground by fairly primitive means. Apr 25, 2011
johnolie has it right.
When the bill of rights was written, the founding fathers had just successfully prosecuted a violent, armed rebellion against a tyrannical colonial government. The second amendment is in the bill of rights in order to assure that Americans would retain the means to do away with tyranny in the future. The founders were no fools. Our current batch of pols, on the other hand, have the collective intelligence of a bucket of bait.
Obtaining a license in order to exercise a fundamental human right would be ridiculous.Apr 25, 2011
First, a low score from the Brady Campaign is an indication Arizona's laws respect individual rights rather than reflecting the knee jerk reactions of emotion drive left wing whack jobs. You are to be congratulated for that.
Second, I'm sorry to see that Phoenix is represented by one of those naive souls who believes it would actually be possible to prevent criminals from getting guns. This is no more possible than banning cocaine.
Third, there is no gun show loophole. There is established law that says private parties making private sales are not obliged to conduct background checks. Licensed gun dealers are so obliged. These statements are true at gun shows as well as in other venues.
Fourth, high cap magazines have little effect on how many rounds a shooter can put out. A person with three ten round mags can put thirty rounds downrange in little more time than a person with a singe thirty round mag. Those who urge a ban on high cap mags are either pathetically ignorant or, more likely, simply trying to enact one limitation so they can move to another until they have disarmed the rest of us. In either case, the goal is misguided.
Finally, the Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights, meaning it has the same force as the other items recognizing our right to free speech, to freedom of religion and to freedom from warrant-less searches and seizures. I will note that our benevolent government holds the latter right in contempt in the case of TSA screenings. But that's a topic for another day.
Apr 25, 2011