Originally Posted by Remali
When they wrote the second amendment, we didn't have the assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines that we now have today....
And I would hardly compare our current president to Hitler.
Ok time for a history lesson here. When this nation was formed and the constitution written there was a small standing army. Comparatively speaking. There was an fear of a large standing army. This federal army was armed with smoothbore flintlock muskets. Mostly charlleville from France. The same muskets used to beat the British. These flintlocks were the " assault weapons" of the day. They had an effective range of 50-75 yards maybe 100 if extremely lucky. The average citizen depending on the area of the nation was armed with a flintlock rifle. The effective range was250 yards +. Which means at the time of the onset the average American citizen was better armed than his federal troop counter part. So I find that part of the discussion that I've heard over and over in other discussions as well to be flawed to say the least.
Also to go along with this train of thought would mean we all would still be hunting and defending our selves with flintlocks. No cowboy would have ever had his six gun. No homesteader would have ever had his winchester lever gun. No deer hunter would have ever had his bolt action remington. When they all came out they were at the top of their " military" design.
Secondly. The defenition of an assault rifle. An assault rifle is a selective fire( selective between automatic, semi auto , and burst fire) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and detachable magazine. Ok there it is. So what everyone that is referring as these black scary gun as assault rifles are wrong. They are NOT. THEY ARE LOOK ALIKES! That is it. The media uses the term incorrectly for the wow factor. Nothing more.
I do not compare our current president to hitler. I base my opinion of our government based on the thousands of years of history before our government. Governments all through history that became open for corruption and rife with agenda driven beaurocrats to the point of to the point they have forgotten who they are there for.