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2013-01-29 01:09:30 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Englebert Slaptyback: Gosling

I'm pretty sure that if the cops decide they want to show up, they're going to show up.

They are free to show up, but the range owner is equally free to refuse to serve them.

Then the cops can set up shop outside and make sure that everyone who goes to the range is only carrying what is legal and arrest any violators.


Everything is legal in VT :-)
 
2013-01-29 01:09:47 PM  

Gosling: BgJonson79: Wouldn't that be trespassing? Cops aren't above the law, and it's dangerous to think they are.

It's called commandeering. If the cops NEED to have a facility to train their personnel, and your gun range is the only facility in the area, guess what? Your gun range is now a police training facility.


Eminent domain.

"Here's a check for what we say your property is worth...it's ours now."
 
2013-01-29 01:10:22 PM  

david_gaithersburg: There are 4,000,000 weapons manufactures in the US! Holy farking shiat!


Much like a political party, its members are not necessarily its constituents.
 
2013-01-29 01:10:24 PM  

cig-mkr: And I got this in my e-mail today

A Lesson to be Learned on the Anniversary of Wounded Knee
December 29, 2012 marks the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms "for their own safety and protection". The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.

Didn't bother to verify


Yeah, it's actually right on. More because it was the Ghost Dance and the Army was afraid of another uprising, so they took pains to get the Indian's guns. They put the Indians in the center of a valley, there was a scuffle and everybody opened up. Plus many in the 7th were Big Horn vets and wanted a little revenge.

The problem is you need to put both sides' actions in the proper context before forwarding it. The Indians were desperate to break out of the reservation system and this was their last gasp. The Army wanted to make sure there were zero incidents as they had succeeded in their goal of putting all the tribes on reservations. They wanted to stop the Ghost Dance. Most Americans would have supported stripping the Indians of their firearms.

I hate it when gun morons on the right cite history like this. They have no idea of the proper context of the situation. Makes me embarrassed to be a gun owner.
 
2013-01-29 01:10:25 PM  

dr-shotgun: justtray: Go ahead and compare rifle homicides as a percentage of total homicides to total rifles as a percentage of guns.

Someone doesn't understand statistics, and its you.

Oh, you mean the statistics that say roughly 60% of all firearms are long guns, yet long guns (rifles and shotguns) are used in only 8% of firearm crimes?

Data:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/165476.pdf
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr

And don't forget, all assault rifles are a mere fraction of overall firearms in the population, yet are used in less than 2% of all firearm crimes. To say nothing of the fact that it isn't as if those murders would disappear; as I said in another thread, it isn't like someone intent on committing a crime is gonna say "I can't have the big evil looking gun I want, so instead of killing this guy, I'm gonna go play xBox."

Oh, and another fun thing to not forget - even though assault rifle sales have been staggeringly massive over the last 5 years (to the tune of about a million ARs and AKs being sold a year), murders with rifles have declined at an even faster rate (a 14% decline in all firearm murders since 2007, while rifle murders have declined 28%).


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Careful there. Citing facts on Fark can get one banned for 24 hours.
 
2013-01-29 01:10:27 PM  

dittybopper: What about it? The police had to borrow rifles from a local gun store. If they had deer rifles in their trunks, as was common practice decades ago, they would have made short work of those two. The type of rifles commonly used to hunt big game would have readily penetrated the body armor they used.

The point is, if the police want AR-15's, that's fine, so long as non-law enforcement civilians also get to own them. Parity of force, and all that.


And since the police get their power(s) from us, it makes no sense that we can give them something that we don't actually have, which in this case is the ability to posses automatic weapons, scary looking semi-auto, etc.
 
2013-01-29 01:10:30 PM  

Perducci: "It is a constitutional issue. I mean, it's not just a Second Amendment constitutional issue; but it's also a constitutional issue for Vermont. We have laws that have the state governing our gun controls in this area and they're looking to supersede those," he said.

Because laws can never change over time, right genius?

Americans are absolutely amazing to listen to sometimes. They're so fanatical about a document written hundreds of years ago that we might as well consider "Constitutionalism" as a religion.


Would you really prefer the proletariat's whims dictate what the gov't can do? Even knowing 92% of people are average or dumber?
 
2013-01-29 01:10:30 PM  

Eirik: ronaprhys: I don't think there'd be an issue with transporting your firearm from home to the shoot. I believe a Federal law already exists that allows one to transport a firearm, even if it's banned in that locality, without fear of reprisal or seizure.

I could easily be wrong, but haven't people been arrested and prosecuted in D.C. for exactly this, transporting guns or magazines that violate the city laws though the city limits? Didn't someone in New Jersey go to prison for something akin to this (though, IIRC, his case had some odd complications).


That is federal law, and yes, state and city governments have sometimes ignored it, though it has been successfully used to prevent prosecution.

There have been cases, though, where a person was stopped in a state through no fault of their own and was subsequently prosecuted for illegal firearms possession, even though the gun was properly locked up and being transported in accordance with the federal law. There was a guy whose airline flight was diverted to Newark, NJ for a mechanical problem and he was subsequently arrested for possessing a firearm because he got his properly checked firearm from baggage claim.
 
2013-01-29 01:10:32 PM  

Perducci: "It is a constitutional issue. I mean, it's not just a Second Amendment constitutional issue; but it's also a constitutional issue for Vermont. We have laws that have the state governing our gun controls in this area and they're looking to supersede those," he said.

Because laws can never change over time, right genius?

Americans are absolutely amazing to listen to sometimes. They're so fanatical about a document written hundreds of years ago that we might as well consider "Constitutionalism" as a religion.


A process exists for changing the Constitution. Until that process is followed, however, the Constitution stands as it is.
 
2013-01-29 01:11:13 PM  

HeWhoHasNoName: BgJonson79:

You're having a battle of wits with an unarmed person...

Then we'll leave his head on an intellectual pike as a warning to other loudmouthed fools. I'm sick of this virulent, cancerous idiocy and wanton disregard for not only our laws and legal traditions but the principles and logic they were painstakingly built upon. The balance of power and carefully-crafted structures of our constitution and its mechanics were not slapshod together as a conglomeration of suggestions and harebrained ideas, they were assembled from painful experience and paid for dearly.

And now fools like this are running rampant willfully misrepresenting the inherent logic those structures were built upon in an effort to topple the whole thing and build something abhorrent and dangerous in its place.


Now THIS is ironic coming from someone who has to rely on a 4 year old conservative activist, hypocritical, willfully ignorant, soon to be repealed supreme court decision to have any argument whatsoever.
 
2013-01-29 01:11:13 PM  

rufus-t-firefly


Then the cops can set up shop outside and make sure that everyone who goes to the range is only carrying what is legal and arrest any violators.


Yes. And?

(I didn't say they would be forced to leave, just that they would not be customers of the range.)
 
2013-01-29 01:11:58 PM  

Perducci: Americans are absolutely amazing to listen to sometimes. They're so fanatical about a document written hundreds of years ago that we might as well consider "Constitutionalism" as a religion.


Yes. Some of us actually consider the Constitution as far more important than religion.
 
2013-01-29 01:12:12 PM  

macadamnut: BgJonson79: Mutiny32: Can we label the NRA as a hate organization yet?

Wouldn't the ACLU fall in the same category, then, as a group that defends the Constitution?

The NRA is a trade association for weapons manufacturers. It has nothing to do with the Constitution, which says nothing about private ownership of firearms.


Trollin' Trollin' Trollin'
Though the streams are swollin'
Keep them doggies Trollin', rawhide
 
2013-01-29 01:12:20 PM  

gja: OK, here we go.....
The Police are NOT required to protect you. That is an understood truth. The laws and charter for their service bear this assertion out.
Hence, they need no firepower greater than the populous at large (John Q Public).
They do NOT receive training that is in any way equal to the armed forces.
They are not afforded the latitude in their duties that the armed forces are given.
(There is rarely, if ever, a need for a soldier or a Marine to file a report after killing an enemy. The police must always file and undergo investigation).
So, if what I have read many times over is fair ("only trained military people should have these guns") and the police are none of them, then they should not have anything the public is not entitled to possess.


lol wut?
 
2013-01-29 01:12:31 PM  

Perducci: "It is a constitutional issue. I mean, it's not just a Second Amendment constitutional issue; but it's also a constitutional issue for Vermont. We have laws that have the state governing our gun controls in this area and they're looking to supersede those," he said.

Because laws can never change over time, right genius?

Americans are absolutely amazing to listen to sometimes. They're so fanatical about a document written hundreds of years ago that we might as well consider "Constitutionalism" as a religion.


Well, guess what: that document is the basis for our nation and is the fundamental principles upon which our society is based. Don't like it? Don't live here. I don't come to YOUR farking country and tell YOU how to live, do I?
 
2013-01-29 01:12:56 PM  

BgJonson79: rufus-t-firefly: Englebert Slaptyback: Gosling

I'm pretty sure that if the cops decide they want to show up, they're going to show up.

They are free to show up, but the range owner is equally free to refuse to serve them.

Then the cops can set up shop outside and make sure that everyone who goes to the range is only carrying what is legal and arrest any violators.

Everything is legal in VT :-)


They can always make sure every car there is current on its registration and inspection.

And they can run plates to make sure there aren't any cars registered to felons parked at this gun range.
 
2013-01-29 01:13:14 PM  

Perducci: "It is a constitutional issue. I mean, it's not just a Second Amendment constitutional issue; but it's also a constitutional issue for Vermont. We have laws that have the state governing our gun controls in this area and they're looking to supersede those," he said.

Because laws can never change over time, right genius?

Americans are absolutely amazing to listen to sometimes. They're so fanatical about a document written hundreds of years ago that we might as well consider "Constitutionalism" as a religion.


Has the law been changed? I don't remember reading about any amendments to the Constitution since 1992 or so.
 
2013-01-29 01:13:22 PM  
 
2013-01-29 01:13:29 PM  

Fubini: This makes sense to me, at least a little.

I'm one of those crazy people who thinks that police and law enforcement should be considered civilians and subject to the same weapons restrictions as the rest of us. That is, if the general public is prohibited from owning "assault weapons" then the police ought to as well, and if we're only able to buy fully automatic weapons that were registered before 1986 then so should they.

Because the police aren't a domestic army, they're a civilian (non-military) organization for law enforcement.


Words to live by. End thread.
 
2013-01-29 01:13:35 PM  

dittybopper: justtray: Is clearly not about not wanting police to have superior firepower. Its about trying to get someone to say, "police have to have it," so then you can say, "if they do we do too!" And that argument is just never going to gain traction amongst non gun nuts.

You've got it backwards: We already have it. The police already have it. It's been that way for decades, and we're fine with it.

Now the government (in this case, a local one) wants to make it so that only the police have it.

Now do you see why we might be a tad upset?


Why are you responding to an outright lying troll?
 
2013-01-29 01:14:19 PM  

macadamnut: david_gaithersburg: There are 4,000,000 weapons manufactures in the US! Holy farking shiat!

Much like a political party, its members are not necessarily its constituents.


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^^^^^^
Ok, that made me laugh.
 
2013-01-29 01:14:19 PM  

kyrg: justtray: HeWhoHasNoName: Big Man On Campus: Fubini: This makes sense to me, at least a little.

I'm one of those crazy people who thinks that police and law enforcement should be considered civilians and subject to the same weapons restrictions as the rest of us. That is, if the general public is prohibited from owning "assault weapons" then the police ought to as well, and if we're only able to buy fully automatic weapons that were registered before 1986 then so should they.

Because the police aren't a domestic army, they're a civilian (non-military) organization for law enforcement.

They've tried this, with mixed results.
[www.seeing-stars.com image 500x211]

Criminals will just be better armed and organized.

You mean criminals will ignore not only gun control laws and illegally modify weapons into contraband machine guns, but will also ignore laws prohibiting armed robbery, attempted murder, and a whole slew of other laws barring violent criminal acts?

Seriously? Criminals ignored laws and broke them anyway? Gun control laws didn't stop them?


WOW. I need to rethink things after that revelation...

Murder is illegal, and people still commit murder. So lets not have a law against murder.

Are people really so dense that they still think this is a valid line of thought? I mean jesus, get some new stupid talking points already.

What YOU fail to admit is that a person willing to commit murder will do it with what ever means are available to them be it a gun, knife, pillow, shoe lace etc. Ban them all and you will still have people dying at the hands of others. In the end it's the person, not the item that is the problem.
It's eaiser to ban a scary gun than to deal with the real issue of this topic and that is mental illness, the 800 pound gorrila in the room.


And the argument you're missing is twofold.

That not all weapons are capable of the same level of distruction, your premise is a falsehood (see china stabber same day as sandy hook), and that the goal isnt total prevention, but to lower gun related homicide.

Again, argument soundly defeated.
 
2013-01-29 01:14:32 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: rufus-t-firefly

Then the cops can set up shop outside and make sure that everyone who goes to the range is only carrying what is legal and arrest any violators.

Yes. And?

(I didn't say they would be forced to leave, just that they would not be customers of the range.)


I'm pointing out that being dickish to the cops can result in them being VERY strict with their enforcement of the law. Which could end badly for their other customers.
 
2013-01-29 01:14:35 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Englebert Slaptyback: Gosling

I'm pretty sure that if the cops decide they want to show up, they're going to show up.

They are free to show up, but the range owner is equally free to refuse to serve them.

Then the cops can set up shop outside and make sure that everyone who goes to the range is only carrying what is legal and arrest any violators.


Is a judge going to set up shop with them and issue warrants to search every bag and gun case that walks though the parking lot? Or are we going to dispense with both the 2nd and 4th amendment?
 
2013-01-29 01:14:46 PM  

BronyMedic: Hey guys, has the argument been made yet that North Hollywood was an isolated incident?

[media.komonews.com image 405x304]


Those guys weren't wearing body armor and using unlawfully converted automatic weapons were they?
 
2013-01-29 01:14:53 PM  

justtray: Sorry misquote above here. I listed a fact. Citizens arrest does not make civilians law enforcement.



Completely irrelevant. Being empowered by established police forces to enforce laws does not make officers super-civilians, and they are by definition not members of the military. Police officers and civilian law enforcement are civilians.

Care to make any other logically implosive arguments?
 
2013-01-29 01:15:28 PM  
ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-01-29 01:15:59 PM  

justtray: Now THIS is ironic coming from someone who has to rely on a 4 year old conservative activist, hypocritical, willfully ignorant, soon to be repealed supreme court decision to have any argument whatsoever.


Heller was willfully ignorant?

Right, because when the 1st, 4th, 9th and 10th Amendments refer to "the people," they confer an individual right. With the 2nd Amendment though, "the people" is referring to a collective right.
 
2013-01-29 01:16:03 PM  

justtray: kyrg: justtray: HeWhoHasNoName: Big Man On Campus: Fubini: This makes sense to me, at least a little.

I'm one of those crazy people who thinks that police and law enforcement should be considered civilians and subject to the same weapons restrictions as the rest of us. That is, if the general public is prohibited from owning "assault weapons" then the police ought to as well, and if we're only able to buy fully automatic weapons that were registered before 1986 then so should they.

Because the police aren't a domestic army, they're a civilian (non-military) organization for law enforcement.

They've tried this, with mixed results.
[www.seeing-stars.com image 500x211]

Criminals will just be better armed and organized.

You mean criminals will ignore not only gun control laws and illegally modify weapons into contraband machine guns, but will also ignore laws prohibiting armed robbery, attempted murder, and a whole slew of other laws barring violent criminal acts?

Seriously? Criminals ignored laws and broke them anyway? Gun control laws didn't stop them?


WOW. I need to rethink things after that revelation...

Murder is illegal, and people still commit murder. So lets not have a law against murder.

Are people really so dense that they still think this is a valid line of thought? I mean jesus, get some new stupid talking points already.

What YOU fail to admit is that a person willing to commit murder will do it with what ever means are available to them be it a gun, knife, pillow, shoe lace etc. Ban them all and you will still have people dying at the hands of others. In the end it's the person, not the item that is the problem.
It's eaiser to ban a scary gun than to deal with the real issue of this topic and that is mental illness, the 800 pound gorrila in the room.

And the argument you're missing is twofold.

That not all weapons are capable of the same level of distruction, your premise is a falsehood (see china stabber same day as sandy hook), and that ...


And dropping gun-related homicide is more easily achieved by ending the war on drugs and legalizing them. So, how about you do that?
 
2013-01-29 01:16:04 PM  

KIA: Waitaminute: which state has that whole thing about "Live free or die"???


Not Vermont... And I'm not even an American...
 
2013-01-29 01:16:34 PM  

Antimatter: Fubini: This makes sense to me, at least a little.

I'm one of those crazy people who thinks that police and law enforcement should be considered civilians and subject to the same weapons restrictions as the rest of us. That is, if the general public is prohibited from owning "assault weapons" then the police ought to as well, and if we're only able to buy fully automatic weapons that were registered before 1986 then so should they.

Because the police aren't a domestic army, they're a civilian (non-military) organization for law enforcement.

They are government employees, same as the military, honestly.



So are postal workers -- government employees, just like the military. So should mailmen be provided with ICBMs?
 
2013-01-29 01:16:40 PM  

BgJonson79: Would you really prefer the proletariat's whims dictate what the gov't can do? Even knowing 92% of people are average or dumber?


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-29 01:16:51 PM  
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

It doesn't specify which type of arms you have a right to.
 
2013-01-29 01:17:02 PM  

rufus-t-firefly


I'm pointing out that being dickish to the cops can result in them being VERY strict with their enforcement of the law. Which could end badly for their other customers.


I wasn't actually disagreeing with you, just pointing out that I hadn't described all potential events. :-)
 
2013-01-29 01:17:10 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Dimensio: ...an "assault weapon ban" will eliminate all violent crime...

Wow, that's a stupid thing to think. You're not very smart, are you?


You are correct. Such a claim is as stupid and irrational as the claim that the presence of a pistol grip on a semi-automatic rifle causes the rifle to be more dangerous and lethal than a rifle of the same model but without a pistol grip.
 
2013-01-29 01:17:11 PM  

cervier: KIA: Waitaminute: which state has that whole thing about "Live free or die"???

Not Vermont... And I'm not even an American...


*checks profile*

Yep, Canada. New England is like your Miami.
 
2013-01-29 01:17:21 PM  
Please don't take my guns!!! If you do, I'll have nothing to get sexually aroused over!
 
2013-01-29 01:17:57 PM  

dr-shotgun: justtray: Now THIS is ironic coming from someone who has to rely on a 4 year old conservative activist, hypocritical, willfully ignorant, soon to be repealed supreme court decision to have any argument whatsoever.

Heller was willfully ignorant?

Right, because when the 1st, 4th, 9th and 10th Amendments refer to "the people," they confer an individual right. With the 2nd Amendment though, "the people" is referring to a collective right.


Someone apparently also missed civics class the day they explained that Supreme Court rulings cannot be repealed.
 
2013-01-29 01:18:07 PM  

AbiNormal: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

It doesn't specify which type of arms you have a right to.


Lets not be retarded though shall we?
 
2013-01-29 01:19:07 PM  

AbiNormal: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

It doesn't specify which type of arms you have a right to.


So in keeping with the spirit of freedom, and recognizing that the 2nd is a limit on government, arms should be interpreted as broadly as possible, and at least as broadly as speech, assembly, etc. are in the 1st.
 
2013-01-29 01:19:26 PM  
Frank N Stein: oi49.tinypic.com


How did you get Liberace's hunting knife?
 
2013-01-29 01:19:47 PM  
Members of the club would be wise to avoid Burlington.
 
2013-01-29 01:19:50 PM  

AbiNormal: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

It doesn't specify which type of arms you have a right to.


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It's actually very specific, any and all of them. Se the whole "infringed" thingy at the end.
 
2013-01-29 01:19:52 PM  

HeWhoHasNoName: justtray: Sorry misquote above here. I listed a fact. Citizens arrest does not make civilians law enforcement.


Completely irrelevant. Being empowered by established police forces to enforce laws does not make officers super-civilians, and they are by definition not members of the military. Police officers and civilian law enforcement are civilians.

Care to make any other logically implosive arguments?


It does make them worthy of carrying better weapons than regular civilians though, in my mind. I understand that you disagree. I just think your line of argument here is stupid and dishonest, and I explained why earlier.
 
2013-01-29 01:20:04 PM  

AbiNormal: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

It doesn't specify which type of arms you have a right to.


The 1st doesn't specify what religion won't be infringed, either.

/I'm looking at you, Presbyterians...
 
2013-01-29 01:20:23 PM  

stonicus: Please don't take my guns!!! If you do, I'll have nothing to get sexually aroused over!


DRINK!

I consider this to be a replica of the 'penis' obsession many control freaks seem to have, so it definitely warrants a drink in the fark 'gun=penis' drinking game.
 
2013-01-29 01:20:52 PM  

Kit Fister: justtray: kyrg: justtray: HeWhoHasNoName: Big Man On Campus: Fubini: This makes sense to me, at least a little.

I'm one of those crazy people who thinks that police and law enforcement should be considered civilians and subject to the same weapons restrictions as the rest of us. That is, if the general public is prohibited from owning "assault weapons" then the police ought to as well, and if we're only able to buy fully automatic weapons that were registered before 1986 then so should they.

Because the police aren't a domestic army, they're a civilian (non-military) organization for law enforcement.

They've tried this, with mixed results.
[www.seeing-stars.com image 500x211]

Criminals will just be better armed and organized.

You mean criminals will ignore not only gun control laws and illegally modify weapons into contraband machine guns, but will also ignore laws prohibiting armed robbery, attempted murder, and a whole slew of other laws barring violent criminal acts?

Seriously? Criminals ignored laws and broke them anyway? Gun control laws didn't stop them?


WOW. I need to rethink things after that revelation...

Murder is illegal, and people still commit murder. So lets not have a law against murder.

Are people really so dense that they still think this is a valid line of thought? I mean jesus, get some new stupid talking points already.

What YOU fail to admit is that a person willing to commit murder will do it with what ever means are available to them be it a gun, knife, pillow, shoe lace etc. Ban them all and you will still have people dying at the hands of others. In the end it's the person, not the item that is the problem.
It's eaiser to ban a scary gun than to deal with the real issue of this topic and that is mental illness, the 800 pound gorrila in the room.

And the argument you're missing is twofold.

That not all weapons are capable of the same level of distruction, your premise is a falsehood (see china stabber same day as sandy hook), ...


How about we do both?
 
2013-01-29 01:21:15 PM  

justtray: And the argument you're missing is twofold.

That not all weapons are capable of the same level of distruction, your premise is a falsehood (see china stabber same day as sandy hook), and that the goal isnt total prevention, but to lower gun related homicide.

Again, argument soundly defeated.


Then try to ban handguns. They account for the lion's share of deaths due to firearms (some of them are even unlawful homicides, as opposed to justifiable homicide as self defense, or shootings by law enforcement).

The weapons you are focusing on are involved in such a small percentage of overall deaths, much less violent crime, that they are statistically insignificant. The DoJ itself concluded that their use in crime was so minial before, during, and after the 1994 ban that it was impossible to calculate any discernible impact from the federal ban.

But let's ignore all that for a moment. Let's take a look at the ban Sen. Feinstien has proposed. From the text of that bill, explain to me exactly how any measure of that law will directly prevent violent crime. Find one part of the statute that will directly and demonstrably BLOCK a criminal act.

We'll sit here while you search in vain.

Even the bill's author and sponsors admit it won't do that, or even come close. You are championing supposed benefits of a law that even those who wrote it openly and explicitly admit it is incapable of.
 
2013-01-29 01:21:30 PM  

dabbletech: I'm not surprised. Those people up there make the cheapest coats I've ever seen.



I chuckled.
 
2013-01-29 01:21:59 PM  

Eirik: rufus-t-firefly: Englebert Slaptyback: Gosling

I'm pretty sure that if the cops decide they want to show up, they're going to show up.

They are free to show up, but the range owner is equally free to refuse to serve them.

Then the cops can set up shop outside and make sure that everyone who goes to the range is only carrying what is legal and arrest any violators.

Is a judge going to set up shop with them and issue warrants to search every bag and gun case that walks though the parking lot? Or are we going to dispense with both the 2nd and 4th amendment?


If they're carrying in plain sight, there's no need for a warrant.

But sure, if a judge wants to sit out there in a lawn chair, we can cover all the bases.

Or the range owners could not be dicks toward law enforcement just because the city council advanced a measure that would still have to be put before voters next year, then be approved by the state legislature.

Besides, if these guys feel like their rights are being violated...isn't that what they keep saying the 2nd Amendment is for - defense against tyranny? Draw on those cops and tell them to stand down in the name of the Bill of Rights. Let us know how that turns out.
 
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