- May 24, 2007
Do you believe they should keep the ban on "Assualt" weapons?
I have to ask you to back up. Because your post seems to be a classic liberal flaw, IMO. You're saying, I trust myself, but everyone else can't be as smart as I and must be controlled by the government. Therefore, I am willing to forego my freedom to protect myself and others from the stupid people.
I used to be in favor of banning assault weapons but the discussion in the thread I started on Gun Rights has convinced me otherwise. So long as there is a decent licensing program and decent enforcement of the laws yeah...I can get behind people wanting to keep their large caliber arms.
No problem Here is the deal. I was not always liberal. I grew up hunting and fishing. From 12 years old on I had guns. I certainly have seen what bullets can do on impact, as a buck and duck or two can testify. I realize the dangers of guns, and the consequences of pulling a trigger. Now, would I defend my home? Certainly. I also do not have a problem waiting two weeks for a new gun for the government to ensure that I can legally own one. Now, if the current laws were followed properly, then the VT shooter would not have gotten his hands on a gun. Enforce the laws we have, no additional ones.