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In Topic: School shooting solution

Yesterday, 09:10 AM

Regarding the 2nd Amendment.  Couple things.


Quote from Thomas Jefferson that is actually on the Jefferson Memorial in D.C.


I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors


1. Constitutional Amendments are not without ANY limits.  For example the first amendment does not protect you from holding up porn images on a public street in front of an Elementary School.   It doesn't protect you from the "yelling fire in a crowded theatre" example. 


2.  Our founding fathers were brilliant and set down really good base guidelines, but Thomas Jefferson's quote above is also him being forward thinking.   Just let your mind go forward to 3D printers in the future and the possibility of any person "printing" weapons, any weapons at home.   


3. Regarding the 2nd Amendment.  "The right to bear arms".   Unless you believe that means ALL arms, and the public should have the right to buy and own any "arm" the government has, then you are in fact for limiting the 2nd Amendment already.   Unless you think Joe Public should have the right to go to a store and buy fully automatic weapons, rpg's or park a freakin' tank in their driveway then you believe in limiting the 2nd Amendment.   Furthering that limitation to include more kinds of weapons / ammo is simply that.

In Topic: School shooting solution

20 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

I grew up hunting, I started in middle school and it was a way of life. My dad, brothers, and I would bird hunt 5-10 times a year and we took multiple elk hunting vacations to Jackson hole.

Hunting (and fishing) is how my family bonded growing up.

In college when I was poor I would bird hunt 40 days a year to help cut down on the cost of food.

I grew up around guns, spent time at the range, and have shot as many different types of guns as anyone on this forum save bls.

I do not think the semi auto rifle has a legitimate sporting or self defense use.

In hunting you should always make sure your first shot is lined up and will drop the animal. You should never plan on taking multiple shots. In the rare case that it becomes necessary a bolt action still works just as well.

In home defense a pump shotgun would be preferred.

I still to this day hunt with my family, we are planning a big trip next year. I would be the last person that wants to ban guns, but I think we are at a point in society where one specific type of gun is too good at killing large numbers of people without a legitimate other use.

Im from rural North Carolina. Most everyone I know owns a gun. I grew up hunting (dont anymore and havent in many years), but I grew up around shotguns and rifles.

I agree 100% with your post.

In Topic: Tiger Woods' odds plummet ahead of Honda classic

20 February 2018 - 02:58 PM

Hes been a done deal forever--never coming back


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In Topic: Louisville loses appeal, must vacate 2013 title :lol: Nice job Pitino

20 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

Vacating wins / titles is so stupid.  You can't turn back time.  It happened, we all saw it.


Take away future scholarships, put them on probation with added scrutiny, hold the actual culprits accountable, etc.

In Topic: There are many stupid geeks, but I am the king

18 February 2018 - 09:31 PM

Wheres the like button?