My fear is NOT the home owner/hunter/target shooter - it is the extreme anti-law militia who believe rocket launchers, heat tagetted missles and anti-tank guns all fall under equal protection in the second Amendment. It is those who are capable with funding to build a resistance to a force that is non-existant except to them that I worry about.
Am I the only one that thinks if someone comes in an (again has the money) buy a million boxes of bullets. Isn't there RED FLAGS that should be observed somewhere, isn't there ANY LINE that we should draw on the gun issue?
Trust me, nothing wimpy here except I'm not into handling anything that goes boom or broken glass (the latter is my phobia) I would pity the man who harms my loved ones, he would not live long except to suffer extreme pain before his slow death. I don't need weapons to achieve this, just money enough to pay someone to do the dirty for me.
I know this is a big country with feelings on how we look at weapons imbred into our upbringing. NJ has very tight laws on concealed weapons, and rigorous background checks, all of which mean nothing I agree - but I will say that where you live has lots to do with your feelings about guns. Here it is a hunting thing mostly, so shotguns, followed by rifles and most handguns are used at practice range, not carried EVEN disassemble and buried in the trunk.
I don't think I have the right to tell you how many bullets you can have, what I said (or at least tried to convey) was I think restrictions should be placed on the part of the gun that does the damage, the bullets. I don't know what an acceptable amount of ammo is, but enough to hold off the police for a month seems a bit over the top to me.
I think we are all protected by the books of our rights as citizens, but people challenge these rights all the time OFTEN bringing issues to the Supreme Court, who's only job is to Interpret the laws passed by Congress and signed by the President - at least that is what Bill told me on School House Rock.
I know keeping guns away from the law abiding citizens is an open door to criminals with guns. But this is the area I'm brought up in, we tend to leave most the guns to those we entrust to enforce the laws with. Silly concept to many of you, it just shows that STATES may not have borders, but their interpretation of what the constitution allows is often unchecked until someone with enough money to fight it takes a conflict very high in the courts.
Jerrymac: Too many topics lately have gone from subject to subject, and differ far from their topic header - I'm not into splitting all this, I'm sure the mods here could find a dividing point and might split it, but then someone would complain that they couldn't find the post - trust me, somethings are better left alone
I'll gladly lock it if that doesn't infridge on someone's preception of Rights - just remember, there are no RIGHTs on any Internet forum, even the freedom of speech is a preception of Rights - there are only priviledges - I learned that after being banned on 4 or 5 forums over the years :roll: That eye-opener mellowed me out, I use to be a real wildman in my younger internet day, not a fighter or cusser, just a strong believer in pushing my points - we have plenty of those here, but they know how to do it in a nice way. Something the other forums didn't know how to do, so they got what they got.