Spectacles, on Sep 17 2006, 04:54 PM, said:
First of all, I'm another "not a Hillary fan."
But I'm curious about this:
Spidey: Hillary wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment. I have a real problem with that.
I'd have problems with it, too. But I can't find any evidence that she wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment and would be interested to see any.
Delvo, on Sep 17 2006, 05:10 PM, said:
I think the problem on that one is that you're taking a metaphor literally.
Hillary is not one to just flat out say she is going to "abolish the 2nd Amendment". That would cause too much controversy, and the NRA would certainly get after her big time. So, instead, she tries to increase more and more rules reguarding guns. In terms of classifying who can own what kind, how many, and if it could be of a certain kind. Keep adding more and more restrictions, and basically, the 2nd Amendment disappears.
Hillary had nothing to do with this, but I would like to use it as an example. When NO was hit by Katrina, folks whose homes were damaged or destroyed tried protecting their belongings from looters. Their guns were unlawfully confiscated by officials for no reason, and many are still not returned. NO claims it knows nothing of this, but the NRA does, and if fighting for law abiding citizens there still.
When Clinton was President, he (and Hillary mostly) pushed for assault weapons ban nationwide. Personally, I'm not a big fan of "assault" weapons, but the term was used to a much broader scale classifying non-assault weapons as assault weapons just to get as many off the market as possible.
Law abiding citizens should not be punished, or denied owning weapons. Violent criminals should be the target, and they're not.
New York has had a number of new gun restrictions in the last few years since Hillary and Bloomberg. Bloomberg even outlawed painting weapons bright colors which makes absolutely no sense. But it's at least one more law in the books for gun restrictions.
I am not a hunter, nor am I a nut job killer. I like to go to the range and have at it putting holes on paper. I find it fun. I've only been doing this hobby for about a year and a half. But I enjoy it. I choose to have one for self defense in the home. Don't expect anything. Don't want anything to happen. Don't want to hurt anyone. Most importantly, don't want to be hurt, or have any one I love get hurt by some nut job with nothing good on his mind. I don't find it right when some one says I can't do this.