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Oh, and I don't believe the average citizen needs more than 7 round magazines in any type of situation. If you do, I'd probably be calling into question as to what sort of activities that person involves themselves in to need a higher capacity.
As a tanker (possibly, since hand weapons weren't our specialty) when I was in, qualifying with the M-16 or .45 meant knocking the target down, not head or heart or the like. We were told that once you knock them down, you have just given yourself more time to fire again, if needed.
Nope. As I posted earlier, I knew people in the Army who should never be allowed a weapon, in my opinion. I'm all for the 2nd Amendment, but I'm also for full background checks on every purchase.
And for those saying it's not the weapon, it's the unbalanced people...well, some people become unbalanced at different times. I give you all Christopher Dorner as an example. I'm sure we all remember him from 2 months ago, starting LA's biggest manhunt, ever. Most of his history, from what I've seen, would never have led people to believe he go off the deep end...but he did.
I kept wanting to bring that up each time Jerry Carlton kept asking on different 2nd Amendment threads of people who didn't share his view of weapons, if they had served on the force or in the military. So now, I did. Christopher Dorner served as an LAPD officer and was a Naval Reservist (O-3), also.
As for me, arrested 6 times (one was DUI) in my life; 3 before graduating High School here in Steamboat. Not sure why Hartless was bringing that into play. And, I was still able to join the Army and drive a tank. Luckily, I'm just not the guy who drove one up I-25 toward Castle Rock when I was in.
Never fired sidearms with the NBC gear, but going the the CS Chamber in Ft. Knox?? Never again! LOL! "I'm a bird! I can fly!!" Had to flap your arms and yell at the top of your lungs to clear them out. River of mucus coming out and this wasn't even the harshest grade of stuff.
Yep. Tankers personal weapon of "choice" due to space inside was Remington or Colt .45 pistols when we still had the M60A3s. Had to qualify once or twice with the M-16. I can honestly say there are people in the military who should never have a weapon within their reach.
So where do these gangs get their weapons?
Disparaging business owners who turn this to a plus for themselves. A true patriot, I guess. Great job to Straightline for finding a way to make what others see as a detriment to their business as a possible plus.
Maybe she can move to Georgia, where a town just made it MANDATORY for each head of household to own a firearm. Of course they put caveats on it for some specified reasons. No where in the Constitution does it REQUIRE citizens to own weapons. I wonder who antes up for making sure each Head of Household is mentally sane enough, etc., for them to have one? Taxpayer or each individual when they may not care to own a weapon?
Unfortunately, the People can't always agree in interpretations of something written over 200 years ago, that was left very open to interpretation. That's what the Supreme Court is for. I'm surprised someone actually doesn't know that in this day and age. Odd.
So, Brian (and Tom)- if that's ridiculous about bringing up "bazookas", does that mean you DO believe in a level of restriction? If so, explain to all how you come up with "what is the right level of restriction"?
Still not the point. I don't expect you to understand.
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