In the discussion thread: It's not illegal to be drunk in your home with a gun, Michigan appeals court rules [View all]
Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #22)
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:29 AM
Socal31 (1,827 posts)
27. You aren't following it, so we can agree to disagree.
That was an appeal by the way, and it was very clear.
You sound like you just don't like personal firearm ownership in general. A sleepy person who shoots at an intruder could miss just as easily as someone who fits the legal definition of "drunk", and penetrate walls.
It seems like you are not following much of anything, because discharging a firearm in your home for self-defense is absolutely legal, even with the risk of it going through a wall.
Your understanding of firearms laws is lacking, and unfortunately that is what the NRA-fundies use against people who would like to advance sensible gun control.
I never stated you can do what you want in your home, like it is some foreign embassy. But you can do many things in your home that you cannot do in public. Police cannot come into my home to check if I am "intoxicated", and then if I am "intoxicated", search the home for a weapon. Never going to happen.
Pipe bombs are illegal, period. Thats not even apples and oranges, that's apples and barney the dinosaur.
Guns are legal in your home. Being "intoxicated" is legal in your home. Having your gun in your pocket when other people are in the home is legal. Threatening someone to use said gun on them is HIGHLY illegal, and that person will lose their gun rights for the rest of their life in most cases.
Having constructive or physical possession of a gun will never be illegal inside the home, as long as the gun is legal and you are legally allowed to own it.
Most emotional conversations about guns I see here are a waste of time. The threads degrade into name calling and accusations. The NRA probably LOVES that the issue splits the party base.
We should not be talking about innocuous stories like this, we need to be rallying around my Senator's bill. People in Nevada should be calling Harry and DEMANDING a vote. Letters, grass-roots, etc to get sensible legislation on the table before it is too late. Posting every story of a shooting is not going to pass a bill. Let's get every vote on record, and see who calls in sick that day.
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