Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
This is the essence behind guys like Hough trying to have it both ways. The end goal is virtually no civilian owned guns. They'll retreat from saying it that way every time you confront them with it, But their utopian expectations can only lead there. And they know it. They just can't say it.
The process they hope to use is to slowly take something away every time the headlines enable them to. And in a national media covering 300+ million people, they know that will be a regular opportunity.
Yeah, that's exactly what I want. No guns. I don't own one or anything. I mean, "technically" it's considered an antique, but it still fires live, and is just as capable of killing today as it was 150 years ago. Of course, it's a muzzle loader and only able to fire one round at a time, but...when you think of it, I'm following more closely to the intent of the Second Amendment than most of you mouth-breathing gun crusaders.
Then you have the constitutionality issue. The Second Amendment clearly allows for the ownership of guns. What it doesn't specifically allow for are weapons that no civilian has any business owning, and there is absolutely no case that can be made for the "need" to own assault rifles or 100 round clips.