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New gun regulations the beginning of the end of our freedom

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New gun regulations the beginning of the end of our freedom If you can redefine a common semiautomatic rifle with a detachable box magazine as an “assault weapon,” then you can redefine any semi-automatic firearm with a detachable magazine as an “assault weapon.” Never mind that the term only applies to an unavailable, but fully automatic military weapon. If you can redefine (and ban) the “ugly rifle” on cosmetic features as described above, then you ...

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110efg13gd
May 5, 2013
7:47 a.m.

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Bruce, Well put, but I don't think society will realize that anytime soon, at least not in what remains of my lifetime. Government has always been about controlling our lives, telling us what's good for us, and what isn't, what we can do, and what we can't, because it, of course, knows all these things, because it is so much smarter than the common man, which is us. Those in power do not have us in mind, they only have their own agendas; they are in politics for the power, entitlements and perks, and whatever they can get for themselves; a huge pension when they retire, no healthcare costs, etc. Our elected 'representatives' have been sucking at the tit of the American taxpayer for way too long. But I digress.
Take a look at Wounded Knee, the governments first attempt at gun confiscation; how'd that work out for the Native Americans? It can't happen again? Right.
Or take a look at the recent vote on the UN Small Arms Treaty, when 46 of our Senators voted to give away our 2nd Amendment rights.
Political expediency reigns, and to hell with common sense. Will we ever wake up?

roberttodt
May 5, 2013
8:31 a.m.

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Bruce
Great letter, I've been racking my mind on how to get the point across without re hashing what's already been said. You hit it right on the money.

Bob

ChuckD
May 5, 2013
12:03 p.m.

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And if you're against further regulation of guns, having to register and insure your car must give you absolute fits. And DWI checkpoints must be like a totalitarian state for you.

If you're consistent in your thinking anyway...

Too bad you don't have any interest in addressing and working with the majority of the country's concerns (forget the politicians). We could use gun owners' constructive input.

rpterry
May 6, 2013
8:14 p.m.

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Bruce,
We all were taught by 7th grade that "You can not yell fire in a crowded theater." The point if that all rights have limits for the protection of everyone else. None of us should have to live in a society with assault guns and high capacity magazines. That has nothing at all to do with all your points.

roberttodt
May 7, 2013
7:48 a.m.

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Hey ChuckD DWI checkpoints DO give me fits. If you told someone in the seventies, that one day you would be driving down the road, and stopped just to see what your up to. They would have laughed at you. If someone is showing questionable actions or outright breaking the law, then pull them over. But now we accept it, next generation will be told that coming into their homes to see what they are up to, is for their protection.
We need to stop punishing the law abiding people, and punish the law breaking ones.
Bob

ChuckD
May 7, 2013
7:43 p.m.

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Sorry robertodt, I just don't feel like I'm being "punished" for helping keep drunk drivers off that road. That smacks of beligerence.

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