Originally Posted by broncosteven
You understand that the reason we need the government to intervene and regulate guns is because the public can't control themselves.
If gun owners would stop allowing their toys to fall into the hands of mass murderers then we wouldn't need regulation.
Just like the banking system. The government is not trying to control the banks through regulation, they are stepping in because the banks could not regulate themselves.
I would bet more than not that anywhere there is regulation, there was an abuse of power that led to the regulation being inacted.
Do I believe in a free society you should be able to own a hand gun or hunting rifle, sadly yes. Do I think you need an AR15 and a 30 round clip? No, Do I think any of the regulations being asked for are out of line? No, I think they are too weak to stop another attack on the public by another gun owner.
Let me get this straight the Public can't help themselves they need the Gov't to control them? Really?
Just put me down for the opposite of that.
The Gov't can't control themselves and require the people to control them.