At 5/4/07 07:57 PM, HighlyIllogical wrote:
well crap hit the post button before finishing.
The Constitution empowers the Congress to restrict gun ownership. The 2nd amendment is about the MILITIA, the STATE organized militia- there is no mention of private ownership.
the PEOPLE are the MILITIA! I'm all for banning Heavy machine guns and mortars, but to say that I can't have a gun, despite being a citizen of my state, which makes me a member of the state militia, to be called upon in a time of war to defend my country if we get invaded, is stupid.
Strengthening the AWB could prevent crime.
no it won't. They'll just resort to using other guns. and if you ban guns they will resort to non gun weapons or homemade guns. guess what? take a heavy steel pipe, drill a hole in the side of the pipe near one end, cap it off, carefully weld another piece of pipe for a handle, wrap a bit of insulation where you want to put your other hand to steady it, then wrap the insulation with some cloth or leather to hold it in place, stick a fuse in the hole on the side of the pipe, pack some gunpowder in, stuff in some BBs or a sabot that will fit in the pipe, stick a bit of wadded paper to hold the BBs in place, find a victim, light the fuse, aim it at them, and KABOOM. instant victim. AWB did a GREAT job in preventing that one!
Assault weapons are involved in crimes.
as are all other weapons, tools, and even bare hands. you can kill someone with a strip of cloth if you strangle them with it. AWB did a GREAT job of preventing that one!
Why else would police organizations support such a ban?
well, a full auto assault rifle I can understand, but a semi auto assault rifle has about the same power as a regular semi auto hunting rifle. some 'assault' rifles have less power than a hunting rifle.
the main killing point of a semi auto 'assault rifle' is the large magazine capacity. other than that, its a regular gun. It's also VERY expensive.