sithon: Another responsible gun owner heard from.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Real Women Drink Akvavit: None of the amendments you mentioned have the potential to kill when placed in the hands of a blithering idiot.Think that one over a bit and get back to me, would you?What kind of whargarbl did I just read? It's farkin' LIBYA. Restricting our first amendment rights is not going to make them behave. The first amendment was not designed to kill, guns are. Is that really that difficult of a concept?
Adolf Oliver Nipples: sendtodave: Granted, America has a fairly high tolerance for whackos.Yes, America does. There aren't all that many people that don't have some whackadoodle idea, and thanks to the First Amendment and the anonymity of the Internet they are free to express them at will.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: None of the amendments you mentioned have the potential to kill when placed in the hands of a blithering idiot.
sendtodave: Granted, America has a fairly high tolerance for whackos.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: Speech is not designed to kill. Being protected against unreasonable search and seizure is not designed to injure or kill. The right to not incriminate yourself - which if you invoke, you pretty much are incriminating yourself in the eyes of many - is not designed to blast the crap outta everything you point it at. None of the amendments you mentioned have the potential to kill when placed in the hands of a blithering idiot.I do not subscribe to the "but it's a RIGHT, so everyone, everywhere, forever gets it" POV when it comes to the second amendment. That misguided POV about the second amendment applies just as much as those who are unsafe, irresponsible gun owners as it does to ex-felons or crazy people who want that right. In other words, it is not absolute (to use your term) because we do restrict that right for the better of the society as a whole. Trying to make it absolute is nothing more than absolute insanity.
pedrop357: I mean the 13th isn't absolute, so surely we can have some slavery, just not full time forever slavery, right?
Real Women Drink Akvavit: Flappyhead: Well I hope you enjoyed your membership with the NRA. Wayne LaPierre will be along shortly to burn your card and scrape off your tattoo.I ditched my NRA membership back in the 90's. They've been total nutjobs for a while now and getting progressively worse. I waited a bit longer than some to ditch 'em. I kept hoping they'd just go back to offering courses and rallying around the second amendment after finding some balance in their positions, but they didn't. They got so crazy I couldn't support them in good conscience.
fanbladesaresharp: skullkrusher: when will we outlaw automatic weapons and stop this madness?I drive an automatic and it can be used as a weapon. What say you?
frankencj: Oznog: Damn media bias. The proper term is "Exercised his Second Amendment rights on his neighbor's house".You know what he did is one of the restrictions to the 2nd people keep forgetting about.
Tio_Holtzmann: AFAIK its perfectly legal to own full auto weapons if you pay the tax stamp.
Adolf Oliver Nipples: Nope. And he didn't either.
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