The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116335   Message #2498586
Posted By: Big Mick
20-Nov-08 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
hg, you seem to think that being a "Mudcat hall monitor" means I cannot have an opinion. Usually, with you, that means I have disagreed with you, which historically you can't handle. I would be happy to dig around for examples if you would like. And I NEVER let my personal likes/dislikes affect my duties. I would guess that in your profession, you probably should be able to say the same? So why don't you stick to arguing the points raised instead of this stuff. But that would be too much to ask, you haven't been able to do it yet. Not an insult, just an observation.

I am well aware of your background, Art, and have great respect for it. And btw, in my opinion, an assault weapon would have a clip capacity over about 15 rounds and have a full auto option. A semi auto, without the full auto option, cannot be considered an assault weapon, again IMO. As to the ban on "assault weapons", it is useful to note that no one has commented on pdq's assertion. The only crimes committed with automatic weaponry in over 70 years has been with those obtained illegally.

As to your comment:

I would rather ignore your rather condescending notion that people use the prospects of an assault weapon ban "to avoid the real problem".

Let me assure you that it is neither condescending, nor without basis. It is based on watching the dumbing down of the political discourse in this country. Americans have sunk to the level of political discourse by cliche' that fits their own prejudices. I have seen it time and again. An example of that fits exactly with the opening post of this thread. The real reason for me bringing this up, originally in another thread, is to say that gun owners need not worry about an Obama administration. He has stated his position on the matter clearly. He believes the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms for whatever legal purpose.