Posted by The Taint on 1/23/2013 12:54:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/23/2013 10:36:00 AM (view original):I realize that no, that won't end the discussion(as Roe Vs. Wade). That was more aimed at Bheid who was talking about forming militias. If a ban on assault weapons is deemed constitutional, and militias form in protest of the ban....are those people still within their constitutional rights to form militias? Or are they law breakers?
Posted by The Taint on 1/23/2013 10:35:00 AM (view original):No.
what if the supreme court rules that the constitution does not cover assault weapons or weapons of mass destruction...therefore making it constitutional to ban and or confiscate assault weapons? Is that the end of the discussion here?
Just trying to get a general feel for what people are thinking...remember even though I'm a "liberal", I'm not anti-gun.
Such a ruling would turn them into criminals.
Let's put it another way. Cancer kills a lot of people. Smoking is a factor in lung cancer. Perhaps, and we know the tobacco lobby is just as big or bigger than the NRA, smoking should be banned. I don't think that would stop people from smoking. But, suddenly, we've created a whole new criminal element.