So with two new bills going up for a vote soon in Congress I wonder whether you Americans will be turning in all your Semi Automatic Weapons, For those who don't know any weapon used by the US Armed Forces or Federal Forces will become illgeal, Any weapon developed for a Military will become Illgeal. Any weapon the Government said they don't like will become Illgeal. Full 100% Lienscing, The end of guns as a right to Americans. So hows this been covered over in America.
Doesn't the American law say that it's forbidden to take such rights away from American citizens?
Trust me if the bill passes, there will be an un-rivaled attempt to repeal it.
I really don't see how this will pass constitutional muster, given the Supreme Court's ruling in DC vs Heller that banning handguns is illegal.
I'm on a number of weapons-oriented forums, and have heard nothing of this. Anyone can "introduce" a bill, of course, getting it passed is something else. As Megaraptor says, SCOTUS has recently affirmed that the "right to bear arms" is an individual right guaranteed under the constitution.
Further, the military itself has, through various programs, sold many hundreds of thousands of surplus or no-longer-issued military weapons to US Citizens. M1 Carbines, M1 Garands, etc, etc. This seems like alarmist nonsense to me; reference?
Just cause a bill passes doesn't mean we will turn in our guns. I know I won't turn mine in. And I'm sure Lainer feels the same way. My dad won't turn his in either.
Plus they have no right to take away our constitutional rights.
They can suck it.
Sir Apple;4788887They can suck it.
Now that's the American spirit summed up in one short phrase! *applause*
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
I doubt this will pass. Hell, the M1911 was made for military purposes, but it only fires one bullet per trigger pull and only has a 7-round magazine. It's still legal in California, for Chrissakes!
Something I never understood about U.S. gun laws is... aren't the current laws already infringing "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" anyway? I.e., by restricting full autos, or certain kinds of small arms, etc.
I never understood why banning semiautos would be considered unconstitutional, when banning full autos is not.
For what it's worth, I'm definitely against permissive gun laws, but this is mostly unrelated to my ideas on the subject. I'm more curious about the effects of the 2nd amendment.
Also, just out of curiosity, do the U.S. still have a militia, at least on paper?
And don't turn this on the usual euro-vs-usa-vs-rest of the world, you bar studs! :P
It probably won't pass, as it is unconstitutional,
even if it does, I'm not surrendering my firearms, they can come to my house, knock on my door, bust it down, and hand cuff me to my couch, but I would never allow them to take my firearms away. I have a constitutional right to own firearms, don't expect me to go down easy if such a bill passes into law.