Jeff Stahler for October 05, 2017

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    wiatr  over 6 years ago

    I’m all for banning military-style rifles and confiscating those already out in the public. They have become the weapon of choice for crime. Of course that won’t happen because that frothing-mouthed clown at the head of the NRA would go ballistic. Pardon the pun.

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    Carl  Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Yep, muskets, top of the line military equipment.

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    pwbritt Premium Member over 6 years ago

    And the first amendment only applies to manually operated printing presses and oral diatribes…

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    DanFlak  over 6 years ago

    You want to buy a gun: fine – get your background check. You want to buy a half dozen assault rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition: fine – get a much more extensive background check.

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    Sadandconfused9  over 6 years ago

    It’s too bad that the Bill of Rights and its amendments didn’t come with one thathad an upgrade on Common Sense.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Next thing you know, they’ll be selling H bombs at gun shows….

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 6 years ago

    It’s time to ban guns designed to kill humans.

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    superposition  over 6 years ago

    We were smart enough to realize that we need licensing to drive a car, practice medicine or law, practice architecture or engineering, etc. Even plumbers, electricians and many other valuable skilled craftsmen need licenses. All of the above are subject to approval and are regulated for ethical and safety reasons.

    The use of guns by a regulated militia was morphed into a almost anarchistic mode where even the mention of regulation -- or does holding a gun cure mental illness, stop anger and depression? -- causes severe stress in the tribe-that-wants-no-gun-laws. It is amazing how loud a voice this minority has and how few of the majority, who oppose unregulated gun use, even call (way better than an e-mail) their representatives.

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    Mr. Blawt  over 6 years ago

    The Supreme Court recently changed the idea that the Constitution confers on Americans a right to bear arms that is similar in scope to our right to free speech and assembly. The argument that our society would be safer if we had even more guns – and especially high-powered guns – is simply absurd. Hopefully the shock of the appalling massacre in Vegas will prompt us to snap out of our NRA-induced stupor and pass restrictions on weapons that effectively balance the right to bear arms with our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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    NatureBatsLast  over 6 years ago

    Try this on, what do we need a militia for today? We have the most powerful and expensive military in the world. Want to play soldier? Sign up or stick to sporting weapons.

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    Patjade  over 6 years ago

    Technically, “arms” can mean anything wielded as a weapon by hand; swords, axes, knives, spears, bows, halberds, rocks, or even a pointy stick (fresh fruit is iffy, though, especially bananas). There is nothing in the Constitution specifically stating “firearms”. Imagine a group of people walking around town with machetes stating they have the constitutional right to carry those into stores, restaurants, or a movie theater.

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    "It's the End of the World!!!" Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Now, why is it that liberals/leftists/progressives/Democrats want many limitations put forth (very broadly stated mind you) on a clearly stated right of the individual citizen……however when it comes to abortion any and all “reasonable” restrictions are fought?

    Now, I personally loathe abortion. I find it repugnant. However, if a couple/woman chooses to do this it is their Constitutionally protected right to do so. But why can there be no restrictions? In many states an abortion clinic where medical procedures are performed are not even required to be inspected by the health department. But the dentist’s office can be. No logic there.

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