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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-04 02:58 AM
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65. Some subjects I should just know better...
A gun is a tool. It is a tool for killing things. It has several secondary purposes, including poking holes in things at range and threatening to kill things. BUT because a gun is used to kill a family member does NOT mean that's what it was bought for.

I find the whole gun ownership issue irratating. The 2nd amendment is pretty clear; but both sides try to ignore parts of it. Anti Gun folks like to leave out the phrase "The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed". The pro gun folks ignore "a well regulated militia". (emphasis on well regulated).

Some laws controling guns is needed. I'm told they exist, but aren't enforced.

Many laws attempting to control guns are so poorly written, I think the NRA wrote them as part of an effort to discredit gun control laws.

I own 2 guns; one is a Navy Cap and Ball revolver, supposedly captured during the Civil War in Mobile. It probably wouldn't fire even if I had ammunition for it; and if it did it might blow up in my hand. It's a decorative piece only.
The other is a imatation 'Brown Bess' musket. It does fire. It takes me 5 minutes to load it. I don't keep it loaded. As far as home defense, give me 5-10 minutes warning, and I'll meet you at the door with a load of buck and ball. Otherwise, I'll use a baseball bat or the Kukri, it's too expensive to use as a club.
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