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Thread #116335 Message #2498027
Posted By: artbrooks
19-Nov-08 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
I guess I'd have to come down on the side that says that a late 20th century military weapon - and I'm only referring to a long arm - has no legitimate, civilian, use. If you are a collector and want to own one, that's just fine with me - as long as it is appropriately licensed. I disagree that one can call an M-1903 Springfield, an M-1 Garand or an M-2 carbine an assault weapon and then say that, since these fit the "assault weapon definition" and can be used for a legitimate purpose, the definition and/or the proposed ban are therefor wrong. My opinion isn't necessarily universal, of course.
What should be banned is any fully automatic weapon, and the existing prohibition should be fully enforced. What should be banned is any form of concealed carry - you want to carry your Colt hawgleg or .50 magnum Desert Eagle on your hip, go right ahead...after successfully completing a weapons safety and marksmanship course.