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Hammie Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-03 02:57 PM
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76. Strict Controls? Too Right
The reason alot of people panic when "gun-grabbers" start talking about discriminating between people that should own guns and those that shouldn't is that they are pretty sure the shouldn't applies to them, and the should applies to some priviledged class that will include the gun grabbers.

Face it. Something is either a right, or it isn't. If you believe that owning personal arms is a human right (I do), then you will oppose any attemt to diminish that right.

It is no different from abortion. If you believe it to be a human right, then you oppose any restrictions. How many people were up in arms over partial birth abortion. What was the problem? Nobody needs a partial birth abortion (assault weapons). It isn't like we are going to turn around tomorrow and outlaw other abortions (your duck gun). Why the panic? As "we" keep trying to assure the right when we talk about regulating guns, the slippery slope argument is pure B.S. right? No one would use the precedent of unconstitutionally outlawing one kind of medical procedure to start outlawing more and more procedures, would they? Of course not, we can depend on the good will of our masters. They will only take away your rights in this little area, and you can keep them everywhere else.

As gun owners have been warning for years, it never stops. Once you allow an encroachment, you have conceded that it isn't a right at all but a priviledge enjoyed at the whim of government.

Sorry for the rant, but that is why gun control (regulation, whatever) is a losing proposition for us, just like abortion is a looser for them. We would be better off by conceding that gun ownership is a human right protected by the constitution and defending it rather than being the party that picks and chooses which rights it will "let" people have.

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