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Photo Of The Day: February 20th

February 20, 2013 7:21 am Category: Memo Pad 46 Comments A+ / A-

Afghan policemen handle confiscated weapons displayed during a ceremony in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2013. A private security company called Jefa dissolved by Afghan officials of the interior ministry and around 12 weapons confiscated from the center of the dissolved private company, police officials said.

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Photo Of The Day: February 20th Reviewed by on . Afghan policemen handle confiscated weapons displayed during a ceremony in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2013. A private security compa Afghan policemen handle confiscated weapons displayed during a ceremony in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2013. A private security compa Rating:

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  • gahoof

    . . . and I thought it might have been a photo taken at an American gun club.

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      Try the local Gun Show!

      • duke

        Hey Bozo, their not Afgans, their Cubans. Check out the hats.

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          DUH! That wasn’t the point of my comment. BOZO

        • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

          Hey dupe, Cubans don’t wear fur collars on their uniform jackets! Stop assuming you know everything just because you know one thing.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Also, the hat don’t mean anything. Lots of armies all over the world uses these types of hats and uniforms.

  • ObozoMustGo

    What a bunch of morons you leftist freaks are. There is no such thing as an “assault weapon”. That’s a made up phrase by you gun grabbers to sell gun control back in 1994. A rifle is a rifle is a rifle. Some are automatic (which only the military uses), some are semi-automic, and others are single shot. It’s that simple.

    And now…. The REAL Cartoon of the Day!

    [click image to enlarge]

    Have a nice day!

    “Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.” — unknown

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

      Fuck You! Asshole! This social democrat will be more than ready to blow your head off any time you say.

      • ObozoMustGo

        I think you mean “Socialist DemonRAT”…. correct? And is this a threat?

        • http://www.facebook.com/warren.nicholson.77 Warren Nicholson

          sock puppet

      • duke

        Bring it on you peice of shit.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

          Is that all you’ve got you miserable little fuckwad troll. Bring it on????? You’re so ignorantly pathetic and incapable of your own thoughts that you stole a line from your idol that other lowlife scumsucking fuckwad george jr.Shove it up your mangy ass and die.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Ya got to wonder.

            In such a simple sentence above, if this guy was so educated, how come he can’t even spell the word PIECE correctly?

            Kind of figures, don’t it!

    • lkreu

      Whatever its a matter of a few little words its still an assault weapon. I guess we mean automatic weapon – those weapons in the pictures should never be in the hands of civilians, period!

      • ObozoMustGo

        lk… your response proves my point. You have no clue what the heck you are talking about. Just like 99% of you leftist idiots. You are a moron, clearly, reacting to anything out of emotion instead of rational thought. You see, stupid, automatic weapons are those weapons that when the trigger is pulled once, multiple rounds are fired and keep firing until the trigger is released. Those weapons are sometimes referred to as “machined guns” and it’s impossible to get a permit for one of those. In fact, they have essentially been banned since 1934.

        The weapons you and the other gun grabbers dont like are NOT automatic weapons. They are semi-automatic weapons that require one trigger pull for one shot. Just like a traditional revolver is a semi-automitic weapon so long as the trigger both cocks and releases the hammer in a single pull. You just don’t like sporting rifles like an AR-15 because of the way they look. They are no different than any other rifle.

        Did you know that Diane “Turn them all in Mr. and Mrs. America” Feinstein’s own staff from the 1994 gun ban even admitted that they way they chose what guns to ban was based upon what they looked like in catalogs? It’s 100% true. A bunch of no-nothing ignoramouses making decisions to strip Americans of their Constitutional rights based upon pictures!!!! You people are so stupid it’s disgusting.

        Have a nice day!

        “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love
        freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reflecting on how easy it was for Stalin to overrun and murder the opposition that was not armed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

          Replying to ObozoMustGo -

          So the AR-15 is a sporting rifle?

          DON’T BE AN IDIOT!!!!! The Army does NOT, and NEVER DID, buy
          AR-15s for sport.

          THE ARMY ONLY BOUGHT AR-15′s for the efficient manner in which it can KILL AND MAIM ENEMY COMBATANTS. PERIOD.

          And no amount of spin will EVER change that fact.

          Also, if anyone really needs high capacity magazines in order to bring down game animals, THEY SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO TOUCH A RIFLE.

          BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO INCOMPETENT TO BE TRUSTED WITH A PACK OF GUM, LET ALONE A SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPON.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Jimbo, like I said, I’m stunned at the level of sheer stupidity and ignorance you display. I am certain that your IQ does not exceed your age at this point. A nice guy, but a dope! The Military does NOT purchase semi-auto AR-15′s (one trigger pull, one round), you dummy. It is a consumer weapon. Never has, never will. They buy the brother of the AR which is the fully automatic M16s (one trigger pull, lots of rounds). They look similar, but are radically different. You only think this because your too stupid to recognize that what a gun looks like has no bearing on what that gun is or is used for.

            As well, they are called sporting rifles because they are used in sport. Which includes target shooting or people who are deer or elk or moose hunting when along stumbles a large bear like a grizzly which is going to take a boat load of rounds meant for deer to stop if the thing charges you. Same holds true for some of the wild hogs of the south where in some places they can exceed 500 lbs or more.

            One other point, it’s not up to me to tell you why I want or have sporting rifles. It’s not up to you to tell me what I can or cannot do or have, so long as I abide by the law. The 2nd Amendment is NOT to protect our rights to hunt, it’s a doomsday provision that recognizes armed citizens are a strong deterrent to tyranny. AND IT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!!!!! Plain English, Jimbo.

            So you see, I have once again shown you to be an ignorant idiot. If you are open, I can teach you proper thinking. You’re probably a very nice man.

            Have a nice day, Jimbo!

            As Founding Father Tench Coxe said, while attempting to allay the fears of critics of the proposed Constitution: “The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            These Military-Styled Semi-Autos Rifles are spinoffs of fully Automatic Military Weaponry. True, the military does not purchase semi-autos.

            So, I wonder, why do these manufacturers even produce a Military Look-Alike? They claim its for Sporting activity.

            Ok, granted, these weapons can be used for sporting such as hunting, target shooting, collecting. But, it don’t take a 15 round clip to take down a Deer if you are a decent shot. A 30/06 can hold I think no more than 5 in the clip and 1 in the chamber. This seems to have suited most hunters needs all these years.

            I am using the 30/06 as only one example of many calibers that can be used for hunting. Even a 30/30 round is appropriate in most situations.

            As well, most of these military spinoff weapons use much smaller shells as the military itself uses for the normal foot soldier. The reason being, the smaller the shell (within reason), the more the soldier can carry with greater killing capacity.

            Also, you can convert many of these semi-auto weapons to fully auto with aftermarket parts and a little machining knowledge.

            So, this all begs the question; why even have these weapons when the tried and true hunting rifles such as the 30/06 worked all along? And, they have bigger shells for bigger game if needed.

            The simple answer is that these weapons and their extra capacity magazines are designed for killing people, not Deer, not Elk, not Bear.

            I think many of these people that seek to own or currently own these types of weapons have a deep-seated desire to kill his fellow man.

            In reality, they don’t really want to use them for hunting animals. But, its a loophole in our laws which should be closed up and sooner the better.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Typical leftist freak who thinks you have the right to tell everyone else what they can and cannot do based upon what a gun “looks like”. You have no idea what you are talking about. What another person has or does not have is none of your damned business. And the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is NOT for hunting. You’re going in the wrong direction in your thoughts. It’s so that the people are armed and whatever tyrant in the future that may come around will be wary of of stripping people of their liberties. THAT is the whole point of it. Sort of like a a doomsday clause that gives the people the ability to stand up to government should that ever be necessary. While I don’t personally see that as a possibility today, I do know that in every case where the people were disarmed, tyranny has flourished. Therefore, there should be NO restrictions on the weapons I can own so long as I am a law abiding citizen like 100 MILLION other citizens who are gun owners and are law abiding. Just because 1 in a million turns out to be a whacko doesn’t mean that the rest of us should have our God-given rights infringed.

            Have a nice day!

            “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            I’d love to debate this issue with you. However, I can see you have a closed mind to anything other than arming every single person, legal age or not, with the latest and greatest mass killing machines on the planet.

            Your fear of the government coming in and taking your precious guns might just happen if we don’t do something about all this killing.

            And, it will be your own ignorance that will cause this to happen. People, the rest of us, are going to get sick and tired of this entire issue and ban every single weapon in this country – short of a Sling Shot.

            I’ve always supported gun rights in the area of hunting and private protection. However, don’t take my support for granted even in this area of this gun debate. These weapons are just as effective as any fully auto under certain circumstances. It wasn’t a military style weapon that killed those volunteer firefighters, but just an everyday ordinary rifle.

            I have only one question. This question is directly addressing military-style weapons NOT hunting rifles such as I mentioned above.

            Would you support banning ANY aftermarket part that with the right knowledge will turn a semi-auto into a fully automatic weapon and ban extra-capacity magazines?

          • ObozoMustGo

            Mike, you put words in my mouth with your foolish assumption that I am for arming everyone. I am NOT. I am for anyone that is a law abiding citizen who wished to be armed to be armed in whatever way they want. I want them to do as they wish and it’s none of my damned business… or yours. I want busy body leftist freaks to shut their mouths and leave us alone. You don’t want guns, don’t have them. Leave the rest of us alone.

            On your comment about “doing something about all this killing”… Exactly all what “killing” are you talking about? If you are referring to the use of sporting rifles to murder someone, I will let you know the facts. Of all weapons used to kill people, rifles are the most RARE of all with maybe a couple hundred a year. And that does not make a distinction between sporting rifles and a single shot 30-06. Accoring to FBI stats, baseball bats are the favorite murder device after handguns. Here’s a graphic that shows you this below. (actually, I have 2 but can only post one).

            The problem many of us have with your “doing something” is that you guys on the left NEVER give a damn about the unintended consequences of “doing something”. Like “Gun Free Zones”. How God awful stupid is that? It makes leftist freaks feel good but all it does is keep law abiding citizens unarmed. Newtown school was in a stupid ass Gun Free Zone. I guess the shooter didn’t see the sign or he would have turned back, right? Yeah. OK!!! That’s just one example of how stupid liberals are. But they never really care about the consequences. They only care about their own efforts to constantly feel good about themselves. It really is mind boggling how absolutely stupid you guys on the left are.

            Regarding your question: It doesn’t bother me that someone would have an automatic or semi-automatic rifle, even though fully automatic weapons have been illegal to own without permit for a long time. If someone has a fully auto gun without a permit, they are breaking the law, and I do not advocate breaking the law in ANY circumstances. Outside of that, I don’t care how many rounds are in your gun or magazine. None of my damned business. And none of yours.

            By the way, you cannot vote to ban or confiscate all weapons any more than you could vote to reinstate slavery. BOTH are unconstitutional. You can try to pass another Amendment that would repeal the 2nd Amendment. That would be fine with me if you tried it. Gook luck with that. Let me know how it turns out. Anything short of that is unconstitutional.

            Have a nice day!

            “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” – George Washington

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            We, the people can’t vote to ban all weapons?

            I suppose the majority will of the people don’t mean twat?

            If necessary, if we seriously wanted to, could also change the Constitutions wording of the 2nd ammendment too to ban these military-styled weapons.

            It needs to be updated anyway.

            Never say never.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            But, you have to at least admit that a semi auto anything is more effective than a Bat.

            Ok, I’ll tell ya what, give up all guns and equip everyone with Bats.

            In the UK, they have extremely low murder rates due to the lack of guns in their society. Their favorite weapon is the Knife.

            And, over the years, I haven’t heard a negative word from anyone I know over there complaining about their gun laws. No one feels oppressed by their government either.

            And, by the way, they, over there, the general view is they feel a lot safer in their homes as well as being in public.

            We can’t say the same here. So, how does owning a gun help a person feel safer? It seems to be working the opposite.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Afternoon Mike! In response to your fantasy about the UK, it is 100% entirely false. It’s what you wish it to be, not what it is. Here’s the type of absolute nuttyness you get with gun confiscation in the UK:

            100% True! Check it out. Events occurred when he was being robbed for the 3rd time and he was being pursued with a crow bar. What did he get?
            Answer: On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.

            Crime stats in the UK are escalating each year. And you think law abiding citizens are happy that they are defenseless? Pure leftist fantasy, Mike. Pure leftist fantasy.

            Now, the difference between the UK and us, is of course, that pesky little document you guys on the left love to hate: The Constitution. You cannot confiscate guns, no matter how much you want to. You cannot take away others’ right to keep and bear arms. Not unless you follow the Constitutionally prescribed process of getting an amendment to nulify the 2nd Amendment. Good luck with that, buddy! Let me know how that goes.

            Here is the 2nd Amendment and the Federal Statute that defines the meaning of ‘militia”:

            The Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a FREE State, the Right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed [violated].”

            According to Federal Statute Title 10, Chapter 13, Section 311 (a), all males between the ages of 17 and 45 who are either citizens of the United States or have declared their intent to become citizens are members of the “unorganized” or reserve militia.

            I suppose that puts your dreams of stripping everyone of their God-given rights in a bit of a pickle, eh?

            [click image to enlarge]

            Have a nice weekend, Mike!

            As Founding Father Tench Coxe said, while attempting to allay the fears of critics of the proposed Constitution: “The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            I don’t have the room to reply.

            sorry..

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            I’ll never forget a comment someone made on this blog a while back.

            He used a Military-Styled automatic weapon with a 30 round magazine to go “hunting” for deer with. He saw the Deer 150 yards away. He bragged he finally got the Deer, but cut down 2 or 3 trees on either side of the deer in his sights.

            I told em he must of been a pretty bad shot using so much ammo. No return comment. Go figure…………..

    • metrognome3830

      I thought maybe that was a photo of you and a friend getting set to go deer hunting, OMG :-)

      “If you have yourself castrated because the neighbors have too many kids, maybe you know something the guy next door doesn’t know.” — Metrognome3830

      • ObozoMustGo

        Bwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

        You crack me up Metro! I like your quote better.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        I’d hate to see the results of any Paternal Testing.

        Hey Billy Bob Wilburr…, get your gun – The “final” solution.

    • RobertCHastings

      Military-type weapons, such as the AR15 can, for a fee, be LEGALLY converted to fully automatic, makingthem – allsualt weapons. The parts are readily available and, once the conversion has been made, all you need is a relatively cheap certification from the ATF to fire the ASSAULT WEAPON legally. Who you callin’ Bozo, Bozo? If you want to really contribute something to the conversation, why don’t you advocate something like making street gangs liable to prosecution under RICO (Racketee- Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act). This would get rid of the country’s biggest crime issue in our big cities, and relieve much of the pressure on your regular good old boys.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        You are right with most of your comment, but wrong on a few small points.

        Once you convert a semi-auto into full auto (I think it’s illegal to even do it) you have to have a Federal Firearms Permit to possess it. These licences aren’t cheap either. The last I heard it was around a grand a year or more. I know several dealers who are considering giving up their licence because of its cost and a real pain in the ass to maintain.

        • RobertCHastings

          Last week on Piers Morgan, our favorite foreigner visited a staunch advocate of guns rights, and was told that he could sell the parts for the upgrade, and the ATF license to fire the weapon was onle $250. I have not checked the validity of either aspect of those comments. However, as you indicate, at least the license is available, so it is reasonable to assume the parts for the upgrade are out there also.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Robbie, I challenge you to get a permit for a fully automatic rifle. You may as well try flapping your arms to fly as you’ll have a better shot at that than you will at getting a fully automatic permit. To my knowledge, the only people ever granted that permit are former ranking officers from the military, and then I don’t think they grant 1 a year. And if you want to have legitimate conversation about rifles, use the proper terminology, not politically manufactured nonsense like “assault weapons” that attempt to redirect the conversation. There is no such thing as an “assault weapon” unless of course you mean ANYTHING that can be used to assault another person like a knive or a baseball bat or a brick.

        Regarding gangs… I don’t care what statute you prosecute them under so long as they are prosecuted.

        Have a nice day!

        “In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.” — John Adams

        • RobertCHastings

          Gotta say, at least you finaly found a quote in Bartlett’s than is appropriate. How about the onethat goes, “What can you say about 500 lawyers on the bottom of the ocean? It’s a good start!”.
          It is really immaterial what you believe about the term “assault rifle” as it appears in the common parlance and has a commonly understood meaning, which will, undoubtedly, cause it to find its way into an international dictionary, if it isn’t already there.
          Glad we agree on one thing, anyway. Just wish the government would join us about prosecuting gangs. Federal backing to the cities’ war on gangs would go far in making the country a lot safer, especially in cities like Chicago.
          bogedy bogedy- Beetlejuice.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Rob… heheheheheheheh…. love lawyer jokes… whats wrong with a bus load of lawyers going over the cliff???? 1 empty seat!……… and I don’t get any quotes from Bartlett’s. I’ve read alot of stuff over the years and sort of manage my own quote book in a way. And if I see particularly interesting quotes that have insight or are funny, I’ll put them in my book. I like Mark Twain’s brilliant sense of humor.

            With you on gangs. Round ‘em all up, throw them in jail and throw away the key.

            Have a nice day!

            “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” ― Mark Twain

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          What I think might be going on, is that there is confusion as to what the Federal Firearms Permit covers.

          There is 9 Classes for these licences under the general umbrella Federal Firearms Permit.

          Please note, I shorted these descriptions of what each class covers. Way too much typing otherwise.

          Type 11
          Importer of destructive devices, ammo for destructive devices or armor piercing ammo.

          Type 10
          Manufacturer of destructive devices, ammo for destructive devices or armor piercing ammo.

          Type 9
          Dealer in destructive devices.

          Type 8
          Importer of firearms or than destructive devices, ammo for firearms.

          Type 7
          Manufacturer of firearms other than destructive devices.

          Type 6
          Manufacturer of ammo for firearms.

          Type 3
          Collector of curios and relics

          Type 2
          Pawnbroker

          Type 1
          Dealer in firearms other than destructive devices.

          The fee to obtain these licences range anywhere from as little as $30 for 3 years to as much as $3000 for 3 years.

          There seems to be a large array of conditions even within each Class. So, even if someone says they have this permit, it would be advisable to ask what Class they possess.

          This information comes from the PA Firearm Owners Association.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Thanks Mike. Good stuff. This is state level though. The permit is actually a filed with the BATF at the Fed level. It would only be good in states that do not ban fully auto guns like fruit and nut whackoville California. Here’s a link to a site with info.

            ehow(dot)com/how_6742869_fully-automatic-gun-license(dot)html

            It is my understanding that most of us will be long dead before you get a response on your application for permit. They say you can do it. But the practical effects are that fully auto weapons are functionally banned.

            Thanks for the discussion, Mike.

            Have a great day!

            “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” — Charles de Montesquieu

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Wrong!

            The list of FFL Classes I posted is on the Federal Level, not the state. The beginning of the website clearly states these classes are for the Federal FFL Classifications.

            I’d give you the web address, but this site won’t allow posting of external webpage addresses.

            Well, I’ll give it a try;

            Forum(d0t)pafoa(d0t)org(foraward hash)general-2(forward hash)50548(-)federal(-)firearms(-)firearms(-)license(-)types(dot)html

            They just posted this federal information for the public and consumers.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Mike:

            Different states have different regs and you mentioned PA. Hence the impression that you were quoting state regs. My bad. Thanks for the link, too.

            Have a nice day!

            “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” ― Mark Twain

    • chrisconnolly

      It is amazing how you seem to believe name calling is an intelligent argument. And in fact the 2nd amendment does not say that all citizens can own any and all guns that their little hearts desire. This mentality is killing our democracy by giving a few the false sense that because they have guns they can just use their guns to back up any and all assertions. Now lets see how many names you can call me because I don’t agree with you.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        These 2nd amendment supporter have interpreted the amendment to mean they can possess any type of weapon they so desire, from that of a simple 22 single-shot hand gun to a fully functioning Tank and beyond.

        The 2nd amendment don’t even address what type of weapons we can possess. You have to realize, back in that day, the most powerful weapon was a Black Powder Cannon and Flintlock type handguns and rifles. They never thought a weapon could spit out rounds hundreds per minute, let alone the large variety of calibers, along with deadly accuracy.

        I think it’s far too late to do anything about it. But, I think this country had better take a serious look at the 2nd amendment and change it to specify things down to the letter what we are legally allowed to possess. But, that might be too easy to do. Too easy of a fix.

        I mean, we can’t live in peace with each other, can we…………..

        There is much that needs to get changed in the overall Constitution including all of the amendments and Bill of Rights too as far as I’m concerned. It’s really very DATED MATERIAL! We need to bring it up speed to serve modern needs with modern laws and regulations.

  • chrisconnolly

    Why do the gun enthusiasts (nuts) want to do away with our constitution, our democracy, and our safety? This photo does look like it could have been of an American gun nut ready to fun anybody down who doesn’t see the world the way he does. And the term assault rifle serves the purpose of discussing all rapid fire large magazine guns. Guns that are intended for the sole purpose of killing as many people at one pull of the trigger as there are people in view. If you feel so threatened, buy a shotgun.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Hey stupid… a semi-automatic gun fires one round per trigger pull. That’s all. You dope! And by the way, moron, it’s the Constitution that says we have the right to keep and bear arms and that right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. What kind of idiot are you citing the Constitution as the reason morons like you can tell the rest of us what we can and cannot do when you have no clue what it says?

      You should just keep your mouth shut about things you know nothing ab0ut. Silence is your best friend.

      Have a nice day!

      “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

  • ralphkr

    OK, great to see some REAL weapons. The comments about regulation or the lack thereof reminded me of a friend of my uncle who had a security company. One of the countries they were in was infamous for kidnapping but would not allow guards to carry handguns. Sooo, he had a helicopter gunship armed with chain guns (like on our Cobras) to run top cover and that was completely legal in that country. Yep, nothing like having a black chopper with guns that spit bullets like water out of a fire hose to cover your back and impress your “friends”.

  • bchrista

    Hey Obozomustgo your so full of shit it’s pathatic, why done you try telling that gun shit to the parents of the 26 people that died in the Newtown School Massacure I suggest you stand in front of them when you do I would like to see the end results. what the fuck different does it make if you kill someone pulling the trigger to fire one bullet at a time or five per second your are going to still be as dead, what’s the matter you don’t believe in giving the poor animal a chance you have to blow it all to pieces to prove that you’re a hunter, all I can say is too bad the animal can’t shoot back then I would like to see how many of you would still call yourselves hunters. As for assualt weapons the name comes from the military because that’s is what it is, you assualt the enemy in a war you don’t rifle them to death, I’ll give you your due but don’t bullshit others to show how intellegent you are, I don’t think any of them gives a shit.

  • bchrista

    I had one of these discussion with one of our fellow posters and in the end he agreed with me on this one point all this bullshit about owning a weapon to protect you from a government take over is bullshit, to start with the Second Amendment referred to keeping weapons for the pure purpose soley in case a militia was needed to repel invaders no where can someone show me where it states overthrowing your own government, that’s why we have the National Guard which replaced the term militia, once we had the National Guard you didn’t have to be armed to the teeth because that’s what they were for. And my next point which was the discussion I mentioned before was that anyone that buys that bullshit we must keep ourselves armed to the teeth to protect us from a government take over is smoking some really good stuff and I would like some of it, as I stated the person agreed with me that we wouldn’t make a good bump in the road going against our own government, if the scurmish lasted a week I would be surprised, that’s why we have the best equipted military in the world and family wouldn’t figure into this, the Military could station their troups so that you would be going against a stranger instead of your own kin people it would be a loser. I hope it never comes to pass the Civil War would be nothing compared to this, and that’s why the Republicans in Congress are not losing any sleep because I bet they are scheming on how to assure themselves of being relected and they have a year and a half to do this. If the Democrats don’t get up off their asses it will come to pass they already have a good start. What we are doing here is blowing off steam we need to get the message to people that can do something about it.

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