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Re: Witness the hypocrisy. The progs who whine that the NRA buys political influence outspend it ten-to-one. -- TEEBONE Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: TEEBONE ®

09/07/2019, 22:49:23

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The NRA has been selling out the American gun owner for over 100 years. They actively supported the NFA in 1934, the Gun Control Act in 1968 and the oppositely named Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA) which removed the right of Americans to purchase new automatic or AOW weapons, a clear violation of the Second Amendment.

All of this was done with the cooperation of the sellout Progressive owned and run Republican Party as well.


Ramrodd -

Although I understand (and am in complete sympathy with) your purist originalism, the fact is that the SCOTUS, after an exhaustive historical analysis, determined that the public understanding at the time of ratification was arms "in common use," and automatic weapons never have been in common use.

I also understand the argument that the reason they weren't in common use is because of the NFA. All due respect, but that argument doesn't work. Full-auto weapons have no "common use" outside the parochial interests of an infinitesimal minority who are enthusiasts of shooting them at the range as a hobby.

That number is probably .005% of the gun-owning public.

Aside from that, the only way they would be useful in the mind of normal folks is in the profoundly remote eventuality that a hot revolution broke out. The vast majority of people simply can't accept that it would or should happen, and like it or not, they do not see average people as members of a militia anymore. As the SCOTUS observed, the protection of our rights depends largely on the public understanding of them, and they don't understand your position at all.

That doesn't mean that it is incorrect (it is, in fact, correct), but look at the state of the public understanding of any of our founding principles. IT AIN'T THERE.

That NFA firearms would be necessary to maintain parity with the armed forces is a valid concern and entirely legitimate, but that horse has left the barn, de facto. The vast majority of the people don't think in those terms, the chance of convincing them otherwise is zero, and as of this moment in time, it is a dead issue.


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

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