Thread: Sell me on the 2nd ammendment!
3/10/2010 12:53pm, #31
3/10/2010 12:57pm, #32
****, I forgot to reply to Rafe.
Rafe, my personal stance on the Second amendment is that, regardless of the politics that have grown out of its existence, I'm grateful for the freedom it provides.
The right of self-defense is similarly engulfed in politics, but the real beauty of the Second Amendment is this: I felt the need to own a weapon in case I'm ever put in mortal danger, and the law of the land allowed me to purchase what I decided best suits my needs.
3/10/2010 12:59pm, #33
3/10/2010 1:01pm, #34
3/10/2010 1:15pm, #35
3/10/2010 1:21pm, #36
It always strikes me funny that the same people on the left who kick and scream at the idea of someone in the evil government reading an emailed peach cobbler recipe that they got from Aunt Edna believe that the same government is so beneficent that it's safe to entrust them as the sole entity with access to firearms. Can't wrap my brain around that one.
3/10/2010 1:24pm, #37
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The common sniper rifle caliber you alluded to above is usually a bolt action .308. In that case yes a .308 will definately take any game in North America.
3/10/2010 1:26pm, #38
3/10/2010 1:46pm, #39
Dude, no offense, but just stop talking about guns and gun culture as if you have any idea what you're saying.
Meet some "responsible" gun owners, learn about weapons, learn about hunting, shoot some targets, shoot some skeet, maybe even an animal if your hungry enough to eat it, and respectful enough to do it legally and humanely. Then read some Jeff Cooper, Massad Ayoob, and Thomas Jefferson, and then start posting.
As somebody who takes this stuff seriously, your "assumptions" of weapons, tactics, a sporting hunt, and those of us on this side of the debate kind of give me a headache.
Please, really educate yourself, and you might even come around to this side of the table. I did.
3/10/2010 2:21pm, #40
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As has already been pointed out. The second ammendment is what seperates citizens from subjects. I cherish my rights to defend myself from those who would do harm to myself or my loved ones AND against those that would make me into a subject. As far as what guns are covered, all firearms should be available to the average citizen. The second ammendment has little to do with us defending ourselves from petty thugs and the everyday crime that life has and it has more to do with the people being able to defend themselves from a corrupt government.