There's a famous saying that, "Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them."
I can't recall the originator - but with recent events in America - and the resulting pathetic rhetoric about political behavior, ignoring the smoking gun/elephant in the room - can America ever shed its historical feudal right to bear arms? Does anyone else think its about time it did?
There really is no need for a civilian to bear arms in the modern USA and despite all the laws - and the impenetrably powerful gun loonie lobby - isn't it about time American politicians grew spines and decided that this really is enough.
A little girl, born on 9/11/2001 lost her most basic and precious right, life itself because another man had the right to carry a gun. Americans you have Megan's law - how about a law to remember this little girl and abandon your primitive right to hold a tool which serves no purpose than to take life.
I note the the people most pro guns are also the most right-wing, pro-Life and pro-God - and if that doesn't prove what an anachronism this law is, I don't know what does.
Heh, dude, it's any atheist group. Our small number of conservatives tend to become Libertarians, since social conservatism and atheism don't particularly mix.
Supposedly there are some atheist Republicans out there somewhere, but I've never met one.
Ok, i get all this, but seriously.... take away the right, start a new black market(or make it worse) and have people going to prison for it. People hunt animals, go target practicing. If a person wants to own a gun, strict(and I mean strict) regulations need to be put in to place, if someone wants to kill some one they will find a way to do it. Remember guns do not kill people, people kill people. I have an idea lets make a law where no one person can have shoe laces, belts, fishing line, kitchen knives,gasoline, or cars.
I am not a right-wing-nut nor a looney-lefty I am a realist (I like to think so at least) nor do i believe in any god(s) and have a great respect for human life. I think any one who can not look at the reality of such topics should just EDUCATE them selves a bit more. If 1 person wants to own a gun and call him/her self a millitia, let them, the moment they kill someone with that said gun(s) take them away and their gun(s). Prosecute them to the full extent of the law and judged by a jury of their peers.
I'm sure the murder victim will feel much better.
Some friends and I are going deer hunting in Manitoba this fall. Want to go? You have to leave your guns home, though; my friends and I hunt with belts, shoe laces, fishing line, and gasoline. We try not to use the car on them, though. Isn't sporting.
Where most people will raise an objection is the subjects themselves. I don't care about the fact that smokers have been disenfranchised and have lost their ability to smoke wherever they like. They can do whatever they want in their own home, but if they do it in public, particularly in an enclosed space, then it affects me.
And yes, a huge number of things were all @#$%^& up during Katrina. I don't think you'll find many people saying otherwise.