The 2nd Amendment Thread

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    What are you packin' at your house?

    Taurus PT745 subcompact (far left) .45, Smith and Wesson SW40C .40 police issue (top), DPMS AR-15 with no options (bottom):

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    Sorry for the crap cell phone pic.
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    Right now I only have a Smith & Wesson Sigma 9mm. Getting back into guns, my dad used to take us shooting and hunting. He sold most of his guns like 5 to 6 years ago.
    Interested in the M&P compacts, might get one and then a concealed carry permit in the near future.
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    No need for a concealed carry permit in AZ
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    We need one in Texas though.
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    I know, I was just bragging. :p

    I'm moving to TX in October though.
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    Since when?

    I actually have a CCW permit from AZ....got it in 2007 when I lived there for about 6 months after I got out of the military.

    Now I live in friggin Illinois....one of two states that don't allow concealed carry. Here you have to get a Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) if you own a gun of any kind....need it to even buy ammo. This state sucks.
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    Largefarva - that sucks. I'm glad I don't need anything to buy ammo except my license because they don't think I'm 21.
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    The FOID is nothing more than a registry.

    The only thing that a registry is good for....they now know where to go to confiscate all the legally owned firearms in the event that that the 2nd amendment is abolished. No other reason for it....
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    Since this year when the governor realized that no where in the Constitution does it say that "Citizens have the right to carry and bear arms, but only if they have a CCW"
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    Yeah I looked it up...April was when the governor signed the new law. I'm starting to like her more and more!

    When are the Brady bunch and they're pals ever going to realize that the only people they are protecting with all these unnecessary gun laws are the criminals who don't follow the laws anyway?
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    Tell that to the idiot politicians in Chicago and DC with the no gun laws....some of the most violent areas in the entire world let alone country.
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    You have no idea how corrupt the politicians are here. The issue has been brought up time and time again....only to get shot down each and every time.

    One good thing is that since the supreme court overturned the handgun ban in DC, it will make it much harder for the beurocrats to continue the same ban in Chicago. Hopefully that will be the first step in reigning in these unlawful gun laws for the rest of the state.
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    Of course, look at the corrupt idiot we have in office now, and where he came from. lol
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    i have Az ccw from the 90s era along with haveing a place up near ShowLow Az ..so a lot of my toys are at the cabin for safe keeping for i live in a the ca where the law are more stupid than they said .
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    Yep here in az you don't need the permit any more. So be careful who you talk shit too haha.
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    the problem with a lot of the socalled stupid people there in AZ is that a bunch of stupid ones who gives it away and i dealt with those types for 6 years down in the south side and i learn one thing it that the stupids one allways stand out right before they start something
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    I'm a big proponent of the 2nd amendment and grew up using guns in KY, but I've lived in Chicago 20 years and see no reason for law-abiding citizens in the city to own guns, as they would be useless here. People have no respect for them here - I've seen some of the most careless, stupid behaviors you can imagine from Chicago gun owners. Most think simply having one makes them invincible, and they don't need to know how to shoot it, load it, clean it, keep it, anything. If I'm ever shot in Chicago, I guarantee it will be blind luck on the part of the shooter. Most of what people here know comes from movies.
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    People can have no respect for anything no matter where they live. Doesn't give the government the right to infringe on people's Constitutional rights. People don't respect alcohol or cars, and get behind the wheel and kill people all the time but that doesn't mean we need to ban alcohol and cars. I could make a laundry list a mile long of things people don't respect that get them killed but I don't have a reason to ban them.
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    Err, drinking and driving are "banned" in most places, in that they're illegal too. And in lots of Kentucky, alcohol is banned as a matter of course.

    The way I see it, a community should get to define itself. I'm for the 2nd amendment, alcohol sales, legalized prostitution, heck, even legalization of drugs. Those things won't happen until a lot more people feel the same as me, and I can live with that. If the gun laws issue really bugged me, I'd break the law or leave. No reason to re-arrange the world to suit me.
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    I understand your point about the community getting to define itself, but not at the expense of infringing on the Constitution. The Constitution overrules whatever local law they think they can make, as we saw the unConstitutional law in DC was struck down recently because of this.

    Besides that, it obviously doesn't work. Washington DC with the gun law in effect was at one point the murder capital of the WORLD per capita, and that says a lot with places like Somalia and whatnot in the mix.

    All strict gun laws do is affect people that would follow the law. Some idiot thug isn't going to be deterred by the gun ban because he's using it to break the law anyhow.

    And while you may be correct that people are not properly trained on the use of a weapon, a thief can break into a house with a gun ban in effect and know with pretty good certainty that the people he is robbing will not have a gun (of whatever type is banned), whereas otherwise he has to at least assume that he could potentially get shot..even by someone with no firearm experience.

    It's just like the whole security system sign out from of your house...you may not have a security system in place, and just have the sign...but what is a thief going to choose? The house with the sign or without? His chances are better with the house that doesn't have security and that's the same with gun toting citizens.

    Many soldiers during the Revolutionary War didn't even have good training with weapons, yet the Framers felt the need to ensure that the people of this country had the right to bear arms, no matter what some stupid city decided to do. And the reason for this was that the Framers knew that the moment you disarm your citizens the greater chance of tyranny from the government with no reprecussions.

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