The way this would likely work if they were made illegal is that, you are correct that many simply wont turn them in. Maybe most won't. So much so that I dont even think a buy back option would be worthwhile. But if you could just outlaw new guns. No more manufacturing or importing of guns in US. Law enforcement seize tens of thousands (maybe over 100,000) of guns every year. For instance, the TSA confiscated 2,200 guns in US airports alone in 2015. So if no (or very few) new guns are coming into circulation and lets say 50,000 are getting pulled out of circulation annually, then we can start seeing the mumber of guns in circulation going down annually. But also, the people who are getting their guns taken are the ones committing crimes. So the law abiding citizens arent having their guns taken, but just the criminals. Also, think of it ecomomically, after a period of several years or more likely several decades as supply is sucked out of circulation, prices go up and up. It isnt a perfect solution, and is one of those things that would be a long term solution and probably wouldn't have much of a short term affect. But is it would slowly deaw down the number of guns in circulation and the guns being taken out of circulation would be the ones confiscated by law enforcement from criminals
I agree. Only $6.5 million dollars for the government gunning down a person from behind in the street like a dog is not enough. And, yes I agree that we should be expanding programs like Medicaid and Medicare to make sure kids like Javon Brand is getting all the medical care he needs.
The Nazi party had a civilian paramilitary group that pledged their allegiance to the Nazi party, and was not a part of the German government sanctioned military. Plus there was armed resistance by the Jews. And I know Ben Carson may be a brilliant neurosurgeon, but he seems completely clueless on way too many simple political issues. There are times when I feel he is just making stuff up as he goes and doesnt have a clue what the actual topic is he is talking about.
Because when the document was written it was understood that the people's loyalty was to their State, not the federal government. They were trained militarily twice a year and had State appointed officers that they reported to. Most of what I have read from that time, the people defending themselves against a tyrannical federal government was in the context of individual State defense of soveriegnty and their militias being that defense. There was no standing armies, and so the people were the military of the States, and were trained as such.
That is why I have proposed mandatory military service for gun owners, like our founding fathers intended. As George Washington said in your link: “It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.”
Interesting that he says in there "owes a portion of his property". I assume you now agree with that and have changed you position on taxation based on these quotes, and that it isn't "stealing" lol Also like that quote because it clearly lays out the intents and purposes of the 2nd amendment, that many still dispute or ignore. It was for military service to the country
Nobody gives a sh1t. Democrats dont want to lose elections over guns and Republicans are in the pocket of gun manufacturers and the NRA. It is sad that "American exceptionalism" doesn't seem to translate in keeping our citizens safe
I have heard others say that but I think the end was twofold. I do think part of it was because it was a historical night with two women main eventing a WWE special event. But I also felt like part of it was a farewell to Sasha as well. They did a similar thing for CM Punk in ROH. And Sasha is the BO$$ As Ric Flair once said, "Whether you like it, it dont like. Learn to love it, because I'm the best thing going today! Wooooo"
???? Dude. What are u even talking about? I dont think Sanders is libertarian. I do think there are some areas that he can work with libertarians in things like criminal justice reforms, gay marriage, and fed oversight.
And about the audit the fed bill. Sanders wanted it as Paul and Grayson wrote it, but had to change it to get the narrower audit or else it would not have passed. How do I know that? Because Senator Vitter offered an amendment that restored the original language. Ron Paul strongly supported it the amendment http://www.ronpaul.com/2010-05-06/america-deserves-an-up-or-down-vote-on-audit-the-fed/ It failed 62-37. One of those who voted in favor of restoring the language, Bernie Sanders.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00138 He wanted to do a full audit, but got all he could get passed. Ron Paul actually ended up praising Bernie Sanders: http://www.ronpaul.com/2010-05-11/ron-paul-disappointed-but-the-fed-is-no-longer-untouchable/ So wrong again @twylyght
One of those is a cloture vote (filibuster) and those are all appropriation bills. I thought you were talking about voting on the PATRIOT Act. Not if we should stop funding and shut down our entire intelligence and homeland security apparatus lol.
No i got it. I just got lost in my own story and didnt really mention or illustrate my point properly I was agreeing with you, and just making the point that in these two instances having a gun would not have mattered. I would have lost and/or it would have ended in someone's death I wasn't trying to make the point that having a gun would never matter because it didn't matter in those cases. But situations are different. You are right. You dont really know how you will react. I could have tried to rush the guy who actually pointed the gun right at me and my friends. And if he pulled the trigger on one of us that may have happened (there were three of us standing next to each other) or we may have just scattered. It is hard to think straight in that situation. I just remember thinking (hoping) to myself that if he really wanted to shoot us he would have done so immediately. So I just said something like "You dont want to do that man" or something stupid like that and the dude talked some sh1t and ran off.