Marine’s view on gun control



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#1 Mark on 06.09.22 at 12:30 pm

Makes perfect sense to most Americans, including rank and file of the NRA.

#2 Very Stable Genius on 06.09.22 at 8:16 pm

“No vessels of war shall be kept up in time of peace, by any state, except such number only, as shall be deemed necessary by the united states, in congress assembled, for the defence of such state, or its trade; nor shall any body of forces be kept up, by any state, in time of peace, except such number only as, in the judgment of the united states, in congress assembled, shall be deemed requisite to garrison the forts necessary for the defence of such state; but every state shall always keep up a well regulated and disciplined militia, sufficiently armed and accounted, and shall provide and constantly have ready for use, in public stores, a due number of field pieces and tents, and a proper quantity of arms, ammunition, and camp equipage.”

The aforementioned is what the Articles of Confederation says about arms and rights.

Although, the AoC is no longer enforceable. It is a window into the mindset of our Fore Fathers when it comes to arms and the right to bear them.

This contemporaneous explanation of what the right to bear arms for the sake of a militia was meant to be – when such words are also found in the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution – exemplifies how absent the judicial activism of a conservative Supreme Court in 2008 with the Heller decision, that the 2nd Amendment was meant to guarantee a militia, which has since been replaced by a given National Guard unit, and not the right to bear merely for oneself.

But sadly since about 1968, the NRA has successfully gotten everyone, gun owner or not, to buy into the political narrative that owning a gun is a right, when actually the intent of the 2nd Amendment was meant to make sure our then militias were armed. AND, what is really sad is that our Supreme Court has also bought into this narrative with the Heller decision.

The 2nd Amendment is a moot right, because legal militias no longer exist. They have been replaced by National Guard units throughout our greater country.

Those of us who support gun control must begin by moving the debate from a presumption that you have a right to bear arms to one that you have a right to do anything as long as there is not a law against it, but then it becomes a question as to whether such a law, if one exists, is constitutional, But since the 2nd Amendment is about militias and not arms, I am not sure how you can honestly defend such an alleged right.

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.09.22 at 8:31 pm

Oswald was a Marine. He went to boot camp with Janklow. #JustSaying

#4 D@ily Spin on 06.09.22 at 10:38 pm

A few good ideas but Republicans will never let it happen. I disagree with a separate banking system where guns are checked in and out. It’s necessary on a military base but inhibits private citizens from keeping a firearm for home protection. Looting and break-ins cannot be controlled if a criminal knows they have free will and access. Also, I want police to know there could be a firearm before they bash down doors. It’s somewhat defined as a ready militia when there’s rioting or you live in an area of crime.

Now, what can be done. There’s no need to own an assault rifle, any fully automatic weapon, or guns that have magazines, cylinders, or clips with more than 10 rounds capacity. A person should be over 25 and pass a safety course in order to own a gun. You have to be 25 to rent a car, why not to possess a gun? In any given year a person can buy only one gun. Gun shows must sell guns with same process as for gun stores. There should be a federal buyback program for 75% of gun value. Many people have guns but find it difficult to dispose of them. Any person named in a protection order must store all their guns with a gun dealer in a separate locker for a $50 monthly lease. No person to person gun sales without a $75 firearms dealer transfer background check and reregistration. Anyone possessing a gun without this process will be fined $500 and lose ownership privileges for 2 years. Any 2nd offense will be another fine and mandatory 30 days in jail.

It’s complicated but fines and fees will support the process. Gun stores would have paperwork fees and sales tax revenue. It’s like cigarettes. Make it legal but unaffordable for most.

#5 "Woodstock" on 06.10.22 at 11:56 am

“I still say we should gather-up all of the gun owners in this country and make them live together somewhere else, then we’ll put cameras on them, and then the rest of us will just sit back and watch them like it’s America’s newest reality TV show”…. #Dodgeville #HouseWivesOfDodgeville

#6 rufusx on 06.12.22 at 10:56 am

I agree with a separate banking system where guns are checked in and out. Thyis is the way Switzerland operates, along with a REQUIREMENT that every citizen have an arm in said armory, AND practice with it. Switzerland has not lost a war in 500 years.

#7 VSG on 06.12.22 at 1:40 pm

Would it be okay if I just chose a super soaker water gun? That is if we eventually go with the Swiss system? Something (Someday?) like this would do for me:

https://nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/super-soaker

( and Woodstock adds: “Count me in on the super soaker idea!”…. “July 4th will be here before you know it!”…. )

#8 Further Fear & Loathing on 06.12.22 at 2:52 pm

I believe the Alps have more to do with it than any armory. That’s why they can afford to send mercenaries to the Vatican.