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01-15-2013, 12:35 AM #281
And again you have failed to address how law breakers dont have an advantage while you pile up red tape because thats all you are saying to do.
01-15-2013, 10:38 AM #282
01-15-2013, 10:51 AM #283
And you don't stand a chance against a drone. I haven't flip flopped, so now you're a liar as well as misguided.
And I DO NOT have to be American to know that. You're ignorant misguided and arrogant if you think I do.
Last edited by Wickabee; 01-15-2013 at 10:57 AM.
01-15-2013, 01:29 PM #284
Don't you see the contradiction in telling people with this belief to disarm? If a tyrannical government deployed the military in their neighborhood, would you suggest they meekly comply or fight with their steak knives?
The Armenian genocide differs from the six other genocides detailed in Lethal Laws in one important respect. Although many Armenians apparently complied with the gun control laws and the deportation orders, some did not. For example, in southern Syria (then part of the Ottoman Empire), "the Armenians refused to submit to the deportation order . . . . Retreating into the hills, they took up a strategic position and organized an impregnable defense. The Turks attacked and were repulsed with huge losses. They proceeded to lay siege."  Eventually 4,000 survivors of the siege were rescued by the British and French.  These Armenians who grabbed their guns and headed for the hills are the converse to the vast numbers of Armenian and other genocide victims in Lethal Laws who submitted quietly; although many of the Armenian fighters doubtless died from lack of medical care, starvation, or gunfire, so did many of the Armenians who submitted. As was the case of the Jewish resistance during World War II, armed resistance was enormously risky, but the resisters had a far higher survival rate than the submitters.
For those that believe we have a benevolent government that will uphold our Constitution, remember we had an American teenager and his father that were assassinated by this same "benevolent" government. And rather than having Congress modify existing laws following the processes outlined in the Constitution, King Obama has apparently planned to create gun control laws by royal decree.
01-15-2013, 01:31 PM #285
If a tyrannical government deployed the military in their neighborhood, would you suggest they meekly comply or fight with their steak knives?Jay Shrewsbury
01-15-2013, 01:37 PM #286
When the Nazis took power in 1933, they apparently found that the 1928 gun control laws served their purposes; not until 1938 did the Nazis bother to replace the 1928 law. The leaving of the Weimar law in place cannot be attributed to lethargy on the Nazis' part; unlike some other totalitarian governments (such as the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia), the Nazis paid great attention to legal draftsmanship and issued a huge volume of laws and regulations.  The only immediate change the Nazis made to the gun laws was to bar the import of handguns. 
Shortly after the Nazis took power, they began house-to-house searches to discover firearms in the homes of suspected opponents. They claimed to find large numbers of weapons in the hands of subversives.  How many weapons the Nazis actually recovered may never be known. But as historian William Sheridan Allen pointed out in his study of the Nazi rise to power in one town: "Whether or not all the weapon discoveries reported in the local press were authentic is unimportant. The newspapers reported whatever they were told by the police, and what people believed was what was more important than what was true." 
Four days after Hitler's triumphant Anschluss of Austria in March 1938, the Nazis finally enacted their own firearms laws. Additional controls were layered on the 1928 Weimar law: Persons under eighteen were forbidden to buy firearms or ammunition; a special permit was introduced for handguns; Jews were barred from businesses involving firearms; Nazi officials were exempted from the firearms permit system; silencers were outlawed; twenty-two caliber cartridges with hollow points were banned; and firearms which could fold or break down "beyond the common limits of hunting and sporting activities" became illegal. 
On November 9, 1938 and into the next morning, the Nazis unleashed a nationwide race riot. Mobs inspired by the government attacked Jews in their homes, looted Jewish businesses, and burned synagogues, with no interference from the police.  The riot became known as "Kristallnacht" ("night of broken glass").  On November 11, Hitler issued a decree forbidding Jews to possess firearms, knives, or truncheons under any circumstances, and to surrender them immediately. 
Nazi mass murders of Jews began after the invasion of the Soviet Union. Extermination camps were not set up until late 1941, so mass murder was at first accomplished by special S.S. units, Einsatzgruppen, on June 22, 1941. Working closely with regular army units, the Einsatzgruppen would move swiftly into newly-conquered areas, to prevent Jews from fleeing. In some cases, Jews were ordered to register with the authorities, an act which made them easy to locate for murder shortly thereafter. As noted above, most of the Soviet population had been disarmed by Lenin and Stalin or had never possessed arms in the first place.  Raul Hilberg, a leading scholar of the Nazi military, summarizes that
The killers were well armed, they knew what to do, and they worked swiftly. The victims were unarmed, bewildered, and followed orders. . . . It is significant that the Jews allowed themselves to be shot without resistance. In all reports of the Einsatzgruppen there were few references to "incidents." The killing units never lost a man during a shooting operation. . . . [T]he Jews remained paralyzed after their first brush with death and in spite of advance knowledge of their fate. 
01-15-2013, 03:56 PM #287
The Brown Shirted Sturmabteilung had 1 Million members plus in the street using their strong arm tactics against any and all as a form of social control. You expected the Jews or anyone else for that matter to try to defend against that, even armed to the teeth?
You're American dreaming again.
01-15-2013, 04:18 PM #288
I re read this and just a few things:
Also, I didn't call you crazy. Jay said if the only reason you have to own guns is to take on the US Army, then you need some help. I simply explained what he said, since you obviously didn't get what he said. I didn't even agree, though I will do so now.
Nowhere in there, though, does it say you're crazy. I do wonder where this gas chamber idea comes from. You think Obama is Hitler?
In a perfect world, it would be unnecessary to legislate responsibility onto gun ownership. Unfortunately, you don't live in a perfect world. You live in America where, as much as you want to focus on the criminals who are coming into your home every night, irresponsible gun owners are a problem that needs fixing.
Can you respond to that without switching arguments in an attempt to distract and confuse? I think you probably can, but I've never seen it.
01-15-2013, 04:53 PM #289
When the Bill of Rights was written, the United States did not have a standing army in times of peace. Therefore, for the purpose of national security from possible foreign threats, each state kept a militia. The 2nd Amendment was written to guarantee these militias were adequately prepared in case of attack.
Militia Act of 1792: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the United States shall be invaded, or be in imminent danger of invasion from any foreign nation or Indian tribe, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, to call forth such number of the militia of the state or states most convenient to the place of danger or scene of action as he may judge necessary to repel such invasion
This was the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.
The second clause of the Militia Act directly contradicts your claim that the 2nd Amendment was enacted to protect against a tyrannical government.
And be it further enacted, That whenever the laws of the United States shall be opposed or the execution thereof obstructed, in any state, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by this act, the same being notified to the President of the United States, by an associate justice or the district judge, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia of such state to suppress such combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed
This clause states that the government (tyrannical or not) can use the militia, armed by the 2nd Amendment, to suppress opposition among U.S. citizens. This is directly opposite your claim that the 2nd Amendment was supposed to protect people from the government.
At the time of the Bill of Rights, being a part of the state militia was mandated for all able-bodied men between the age of 18-45. These men were paid for being part of the militia and trained. These are the people the 2nd Amendment gave guns to, not everyday, average citizens.
Now, to qualify, I'm a moderate-conservative who has worked 6 consecutive summers at a company that produces gear for deer hunters. I'm in no way against the ownership of guns for that purpose. Heck, I've gone hunting before with a rifle. However, your assertions about the 2nd Amendment need some serious fact-checking.
01-15-2013, 05:04 PM #290
Informative, correct and well written. Thanks for adding some fact to the flying jingoism around this crazy place.