|Quoting Arrow (Reply 8):|
In Canada, I'm all in favour of gun control -- especially if it stops the flow north across the border (which I guess is damn near impossible to do). I'm not in favour of a gun registry that ended up costing a billion bucks. There has to be a simpler solution.
The days when we all need guns to defend ourselves from critters (both 4-legged and 2-legged) are long gone. I'm not anti-hunting (although I don't like it) as long as it is tightly controlled.
In the US? Don't care what Americans do as long as it doesn't affect me. If they all want to pack guns, let 'em; it's their prerogative. Just don't try to cross the border with them (I guess that has been a problem from time to time).
|Quoting Dougloid (Reply 19):|
I'm a strict constructionist, original intent kind of guy. Everyone should have the right to keep and bear arms of the type that existed in 1791 when the bill of rights was adopted, and no more than that. One muzzle loading smoothbore Flintlock musket.
|Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Gun Control: Responsible gun owners already know proper gun control.
|Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 25):|
Couldn't have said it better myself. Except that I do have a hard justifying the ownership of laser sighted fully automatic .50 BMG weapons and similarly powerful firearms.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 38):|
Quoting Kay (Reply 4):
Europe's opinion: the public should not be allowed to own a gun unless for specific reasons, such as requirements related to their profession.
Like being a Criminal?
Right now, most criminals have guns, most law abiding citizens do not.
If we reversed that statistic, there would be less crime.
|Alex, Bryan, Blaine, and Brian|
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 33):|
Only the lowest form of human scum supports gun control.
|Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 41):|
Anyone ever notice how the debate on gun control in the U.S. suddenly went silent after Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans?
|Quoting Dougloid (Reply 19):|
I'm a strict constructionist, original intent kind of guy. Everyone should have the right to keep and bear arms of the type that existed in 1791 when the bill of rights was adopted, and no more than that. One muzzle loading smoothbore Flintlock musket. In addition, said owners must be able to prove their membership in a recognized well regulated militia as that term was understood in 1791.
any farther than that and you're taking the constitution in directions that were never intended. If the founders knew what we would do with it, the second amendment never would have stood a chance. We also settled the notion of state suicide in 1861-1865, that is, is it rational for a state to commit suicide by application of its own law?
|Quoting Baroque (Reply 47):|
Not directly related, but I wonder if the most recent stats on US incarceration rates might have been a bit sobering too.
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