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Thursday, February 26, 2009

He Wants Your Guns!


Particularly assault rifles.

Why assault rifles? Regular bolt-action hunting rifles are way more high powered.

First of all, the technical definition of assault rifle is a weapon with "select fire", that is, the option of firing fully automatic or semi-automatic. The ban would include, however, rifles that are only semi-automatic.
Assault rifles provide the average citizen with the capability to effectively engage the military in a close quarters battle because of the hi capacity magazine and rate of fire. That's why it was so important in DC vs. Heller that the majority opinion stated:
Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way....The Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.

In an episode of the cowboy show Bonanza, called Blood on the Land, a vagrant sheepherder, Jeb Drummond, tries to drive his sheep across the Ponderosa land without permission. When the Cartwrights discover this, they confront the sheepherder. Jeb asks what he's got to prove that the land actually belongs to them. Adam mentions that his father has a deed to the property. "Oh, a deed. Scribblin' on a piece of paper", Jeb sneered. Ben calmly replied, "It's what backs up the scribblin' that counts.

I hope all 44,000,000 American gunowners are ready to back up that "scribblin'" most folks call the Second Amendment.

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8 Comments:

Blogger RGM said...

Stephen,
I liked how you came out into the open and said the cold, hard, politically incorrect, non-republican, non-mainstream thing to say. THE SECOND AMMENDMENT WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE THE CITIZENS EQUAL IN A FIGHT WITH THE MILITARY. I don't want my guns for duck hunting one weekend a year, I have them for a full-scale armed conflict to defend my homeland and my family.

R.G.

February 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I hope all 650,000,000 American gunowners are ready to back up that "scribblin'" most folks call the Second Amendment.

You can have my gun when you take it from my cold, dead hands.

Spencer

February 27, 2009 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger crazylotrfan said...

"You can have my gun when you take it from my cold, dead hands."

Same here!

Chris

February 27, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger ChrisNC said...

Ummm... sorry to quibble, but it's a little difficult to have 650m American gunowners when there are only 300m Americans. ;o)

February 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Hey guys, thanks for the encouraging and interesting comments. Chris brings a great point about the churches.

And Chris, I can't remember where in the world I got that number! Thanks for correcting that!
Here's an interesting article regarding that:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/165476.pdf

February 27, 2009 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Kyle B. said...

Here is a good video that my family posted a while back.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4069761537893819675&p

March 2, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Kyle:
Thanks for the comment! That video is great.

How's your family doing?

March 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Son3 said...

Actually, if you count the illegal immigrants that use guns in their crimes, it might just add up to 650m!

Great post, Stephen!

March 4, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

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