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  5. I came across your website when I was doing some research on Gun laws. I have no problem with people having guns at home to protect themselves from someone entering their home and threatening them. However, I can’t understand the need to have military style guns at all. I guess there are some people who use them for sport shooting, but 99 percent of the military guns are not used in that manner. I have friends that are avid hunters and not one of them has a military style weapon. Most have guns for shooting dear or fowl and some have handguns that are used for sport shooting. They tell me that the only purpose for military guns is to kill people and lots of them at a time. They said that if someone came into their home with a gun, the non military style guns that had would be more than enough fire power to persuade them to leave. So tell me, why is there such a fuss about gun laws that prohibit certain types of weapons designed to kill people. If you look into the history of the second amendment, you will know that the second amendment was far stricter on guns in the 1970’s than it is now. It was the NRA and the conservative court that watered down the interpretation of the second amendment to allow freedom for gun owners that was never originally intended in the constitution. Yet people still cry about their lack of gun rights. People have more gun rights now than ever before. What is up with no back ground checks. Any sane gun owner would not like a lunatic with a gun running around shooting people. So big deal if law abiding people are inconvenienced. If it helps keep guns out of the hands of some of the wrong people, what is wrong with that? And what is up with open carry into restaurants and grocery stores? Talk about making people stand up gun restrictions. I for one and most of my friends think that open carry is pure insanity. This is the year 2104, not he year 1825. Do they think they are Jesse James? Most of my friends, many of whom are gun owners and I have not said too much about gun control so far, but unless there is some sanity brought into the system where there are strict background checks and waiting periods, we soon plan to make a stand and when we do, it will be to push for candidates who want laws that are far stricter than you will want. I would be interested in your comments.

    • Simple question Bob. What makes the so-called military style guns you are ok with banning different then your friends hunting rifles? To give a specific example, how is the Mini-14 pictured below, a common hunting rifle that is still perfectly legal to buy and own here in CT, more dangerous or lethal than the AR-15 below it, that is now banned in CT?

      • Functionally there is no difference. They are chambered for the same cartridge. They have detachable box magazines. They are both gas operated semi-automatic carbines.

        The differences are purely cosmetic. The AR-15 has a pistol grip. The AR-15 has a carry handle. The AR-15 has a flash suppressor integrated into the barrel. The AR-15 is of similar configuration to the M-16/M-4 that is the current military rifle used by our armed services today.

        Both have had variants manufactured that are select fire.

        It is not the weapon that is evil. Material objects, tools if you will, have no morality in and of themselves. They are not moral agents. Just as a knife used by a surgeon can do great good, the same knife used by a criminal can do great harm. It is not the knife that is the problem. You can no more eliminate the harm brought on to society by criminal use of firearms by the elimination of legal firearms for civilians, than you can eliminate accidental or deliberate deaths by automobiles by forcing everyone to give up their cars and take the bus or train. The cost of doing so is more than the cure is worth.

        You need to ask yourself, what is the purpose that the founding fathers had for placing the second amendment in our constitution. I would say that ultimately the reasons are listed in our Declaration of Independence.

        “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ”

        All men are created equal. No one, not a government official, not a police officer, not a member of the standing army, has more right to protect themselves, more rights to firearms, than does the ordinary citizen.

        Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. The power of government are derived from the people. The government is not the granter of rights or liberties. It is “we the people” in whom the rights granted to government are derived. Government should not and cannot be allowed to set itself up over and above the will of the sovereign people.

        That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it. In order to exercise this right, the people must have the means of changing the government, by force of arms if necessary. The lessons of history tell us that governments frequently become tyrannies. Our founding fathers knew that, and were determined that no government should be allowed to impose its will against the people.

        Sadly, we have allowed a group of tyrants to control our state government. They have by means of fraud and criminal conspiracy seized the institutions of government. They have corrupted the only means we have of peaceable transition from one government to another. They have perverted the ballot box, corrupted our judiciary, and established de facto one party rule in our state.

        Now they seek to disarm us. Why? History is replete with examples of why. In 1933 the Nazi’s disarmed the German People. This lead to the death of 11 million at the hands of the German government. Soviet Russia disarmed its population in the 1020’s. 20 Million dead were the result of that before communism fell in Russia. Chairman Mao disarmed the Chinese population, and 60 to 100 million people died as a result. Pol Pot disarmed the population of Cambodia (Kampuchea) and one third of the population, 2 million people died at the hands of the government.

        It is my belief that the democrat party has similar plans for those that disagree or oppose it. Frankly, if those plans come to completion, I expect that I will eventually be killed by the security forces of the government, if we cannot have the means of protecting ourselves.

        Some of you are undoubtedly right now saying, “… and good riddance to someone as crazy as you. You don’t deserve a gun.”

        I have owned and carried firearms for a little more than thirty years. I do not represent a threat to myself, my family, you or your family. I am a responsible, law abiding citizen. Which means, as much as I disagree with the supposed constitutionality of the so called “assault weapons bans”, I have registered my weapons, and my magazines with the state. I comply with the regulations regarding owning and carrying such weapons, and obtained the proper licenses to do so. I have not committed any crime, and my weapons do not represent a threat, unless threat of deadly physical force is made against me, my family, or my neighbors.

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