Why do you say that? Confiscation attempts? I mean it would be nearly impossible to collect all the handguns that are out there. And because of the plethora of rifles offered in “pistol” calibers you couldn’t stop ammunition from being made.No. A ban is a ban. But this type of ban would lead to a bunch of miniature wars in our cities.
As much as I’d like to delve in to those individually, I’d rather stick closer to the intent of my topic. So I will ask...do you support banning any other types of firearms? Like “assault weapons.” Or do you take the same approach? I’m more looking for thought process if you are wondering on intent.I wouldn't support one at this point. There's no reason to think it's necessary. There are miles and miles of gun regulations we could try, short of an outright ban, to lower gun violence in this country -- universal background checks, universal training requirements, laws requiring firearms to be locked securely when not in use, universal registration, design improvement mandates to reduce accidental shootings, etc. I strongly suspect that implementing those things would gradually capture the vast majority of the improvements that could be captured through a handgun ban, without running afoul of the first amendment the way a handgun ban likely would.
If memory serves, Pres. Obama was labeled a "gun-grabber" by many. How many guns did he wind up grabbing? Face it - the whole "gun grabbing" bogeyman is old.
The difference is both the use and prevalence of semi-automatic weapons. The Constitution allows government to ban certain specific weapons for important reasons, mostly public safety. The fact is, most pistols sold are semi-automatic. They are sold for home protection (and they are quite effective), which is a key element of gun rights that is Constitutionally protected.Possibly. You could also make the argument that banning fully automatic firearms is unconstitutional, couldn't you?
What's the difference?
You are a black and white thinker, aren't you? Is it just protection? Are you such an extremist that you assume all your opponents are extremists too? You're not worth talking to when you get this way.Why should we ban just the 2nd Amendment.
Let's ban the first 10 Amendments.
That should satisfy the Left, no?