Date registered: Sep 2007
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Location: Atlanta, GA & Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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Explain again why assault weapons are "legitimate".
I have no problem with firearms ownership. I have no problem with every citizen having the right to own them [with the exception of felons and the mentally disturbed] but the argument that the 90s era Assault Weapons Ban was bad is just silly.
The Second Amendment argument does not really hold as there was no envisioning of a class of weapons, designed for the military to be available for everyone.
And by the way I do not have to explain why anything is legitimate. The government and our elected leaders have to explain why they continuously circumvent the constitution.
Also, the architects of the Constitution envisioned a government that would someday become too onerous and tyrannical in its treatment of citizens. The second amendment was the fail safe to that. So for you to say that the government was envisioned to be the ones who hold the ultimate weaponry exclusively, I would disagree with that.
Who's John Galt.
"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" - Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 2
If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel. --Benjamin Netayahu