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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:17 PM

62. The issue is NOT that we need gun control, but what type

And that is where the battle is being fought. No one is saying everyone should have access to weapons, even the NRA says Felons and the Insane should NOT have access. On the other hand NO one is advocating a complete ban for the complete ban will force Police officers (if they are allowed to keep guns) to do what is done by civilians today, including various types of animal control. No one can afford that, outside some urban areas, thus the two extremes are untenable. The real issue is where in the middle should the law be,

I have been told I am a radical, I believe the Assault Weapon Ban and the ban on automatic weapons clearly violate the Second Amendment, for the bans prohibits people from arming themselves if they form they own militia units.

On the other hand, I do NOT believe the Second, as it is written, prohibits bans on pistols, for pistols have limited military usability. The problem is both the Majority on the Supreme Court AND the dissent on the Supreme Court both rejected that position for both more feared an armed rebellion (that can be done with rifles and other "long arms" and requires people to work together) then criminal activity (95% of all crimes with firearms are done with pistols).

The reason pistols are used in crime and Rifles are not is simple, it is hard to conceal a rifle and when people see a person with a rifle, they have time to take precautions.

Thus, without changing a word of the Second Amendment, pistols can be banned if the Court would just accept that the second is what is says, the right of the people to bear arms so that they can be formed into a Militia OR form themselves into a Militia if needed. In such units you want rifles and shotguns not pistols, thus the Second should be restricted to rifles and shotguns for they are the preferred weapon if we ever do need to form up the reserved militia (which is every male between the ages of 18 and 45 by Federal Law),

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