lkeithlu said... If you need it to defend yourself from a rogue US government, stop to consider what firepower you are up against.
Ikeithlu...Do you believe that every member of our armed services would fire on the American populace? More than likely many would desert and bring their weaponry/planes ect. with them. Thereby leveling the playing field. Even with much superior firepower and control of the skies the government of Syria is losing the civil war there.
If a gun owner fails to properly secure a firearm and it is taken by someone else and used to commit a crime/suicide/accidents, then the gun owner should face a stiff prison sentence. Civil and criminal prosecution to the full extent of the law will change habits.
That does not infringe on the 2nd Amendment.
Any gun that is in a gun safe is useless in an armed invasion. You will be dead before you can get it out of the safe. As a friend (who is a firearm and carry permit instructor)said to me,"any gun that is not loaded at all times is merely a very expensive paperweight." Now ,that is not to say that the gun shouldn't be kept in a place that is safe if there are children in the house. Even spare guns stored in a gun safe can be stolen and used in a crime if the thief wants it bad enough. Even a large heavy gun safe can be stolen by thieves with a two-wheeled dolly and a little muscle.
"We now have a national gun registry. Our streets will be safer,our police force will be safer. The world will follow our example." Adolf Hitler,1935
Every tyrannical government began the disarmament of its populace by having a national gun registry.The ability of a government to track every gun is the first step in disarming the populace. This is a way for the governments to know which houses to raid to confiscate the weaponry.
alprova said...My position has always been that if one takes aim at another and cannot disable or kill them after firing six shots, then they have no business firing a weapon at all.
Al, did you realize that most police officers miss their target multiple times during a gunfight? That's why most of them now carry a semi-automatics and extra clips.Adrenaline does strange things during a gun fight.
mountainlaurel...A semi-automatic weapon is not a war weapon. An automatic weapon is. Excluding a sniper rifle of course.
hmmm...wonder why East Ridge and Red Bank aren't considered rural clusters?
Now the Senate Republicans have a problem with Hagel? LOL They'd have a problem George Patton if Obama nominated him!
As a new Democrat I need some guidance on this subject. I don't understand why we dislike Israel so much. The Jewish people in America always vote Democrat but we try to undermine Israel on a fairly regular basis. As I understand it this Hagel has opposed Israel and attempted to impose sanctions on them. I need to understand why President Obama would appoint someone who is so anti-semetic to a post that would have a lot of contact with our staunchest mid-east ally. I need direction here so that I can explain our point of view when I argue with my former conservative allies.
Let them eat cake!!! Raise the taxes on anyone making over $150,000 to 52%. Double corporate income taxes,increase welfare spending for the poor to a point that they receive as much money as the rest of the middle class.Double the amount that is given out for food stamps so that these poor folks can eat better meals.Increase Social Security every year by twice the rate of inflation. If this breaks the nation,so what! I won't be here to worry about it and I no longer give a damn about the young and yet to be born in this country. As I said earlier I have capitulated and now fight for the other side.We need to gut the Military-Industrial complex and spend that money on our roads and infrastructure. We should bring all of our troops home from everywhere in the world and put them on the borders and forget about the outside world. After all that is what China did and look at how that turned out for them.
Easy123 said...And I'd see a person that doesn't fit the criteria.
Better check to see if it's cloudy outside,wouldn't want you to get struck by lightning.
You spout that TeaBagger/WingNut propaganda here daily.
Wrong I don't even post on here daily. Everyone who disagrees with you is a Teabagger/Wingnut in your eyes.
easy123...The Attorney General is in the best position to prosecute these guys but has not done so. Wonder Why?
I've yet to encounter a WingNut that wasn't a Republican.
look in the mirror