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Posted by JFM 2013-01-30 08:42||
#2 It would be much more safe if the government was disarmed and the people all armed.
If the government want something involving force done they need to persuade the people to do it.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-30 08:52||
#3 Going after semi-automatic firearms? The government is going to transform large numbers of law-abiding citizens into lawbreakers with the stroke of a pen? This will not bode well. I see civil disobedience and possibly insurrection on the horizon. People are passionate about their freedom especially rights that insure these freedoms.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-30 09:26||
#4 Since they've decided to ignore the Article 5 process, someday after it all sorts out, I look forward to these people being prosecuted for conspiracy to deny the fellow citizens their civil rights, just like the Klan.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-30 09:45||
#5 Bright Pebbles, that is a very bright observation, and indeed the founding principle behind the Second Amendment.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-30 11:03||
#6 There is already a palpable anti-govt mood in Hawaii, especially the big island. This won't help.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2013-01-30 11:15||
#7 Hopefully you are right bigjim.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-01-30 12:35||
#8 Wait till they redefine semi-auto to include double action revolvers. One trigger pull, one shot and more than a 5 round magazine.
Posted by AlanC 2013-01-30 14:00||
#9 Now, now, we can't have Angry Amerikkans of the OWG Mighty USSA = OWG Weak USRoA GSSR shooting up Mexican, Canadian, + Greenlander Citizens-Migrants + Communities can we???
OWG NAU 2015 = "BORDERS" ARE JUST LINES/SYMBOLS ON AN OBSOLETE OR KID'S PLAY MAP.
STATE SOCIALISM-GOVTISM = NEW "SOVEREIGNTY/
INDEPENDENCE/NATION-HOOD" + similar. The Globalist NAU-n-Higher will have the Power-n-Authority, NOT "Nationalist" Washington.
INTENTIONAL INTERNATIONAL OR MULTI-STATE CHAOS > NO NEED FOR TIME-WASTING THINGS SUCH AS NATIONWIDE OR STATE-LOCAL VOTES ON "GLOBALISM" + OWG-NWO + STATE SOCIALISM.
Ergo, STATE SOCIALISM = NEW "SOVEREIGNTY" = aka NEW "1917" [Gun Sex = Civil War, Domestic Militancy OPTIONAL?]???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-30 18:54||
#10 I am starting to believe our country is run by the insane. The FBI has proven that more private ownership of guns and carry permits reduce crime. The two areas of the US that have the highest crime rate are the ones with the greatest gun control.
Our Federal government is confined to very specific functions by the Constitution of the United States. The "Bill of Rights" prohibits any and all branches of the Federal Government for legislating away any of the rights listed in the first ten amendments; and the tenth amendment says any right not listed in the first ten amendments is reserved for the states or the people. The US Supreme court has always ruled that when the Constitutions states "the people" it means the individual citizens have that right which cannot legally be infringed or abridged. This to me conveys that the states are also prohibited from legislating away a right listed in the "Bill of Rights". I believe our federal and state governments have grossly overstepped their boundarys on this matter. We are approaching the legal point at which insurrection is justified and legal.
Posted by David169 2013-01-30 23:36||