In order to answer this, we must consider where government power derives from. In short, it is my opinion that a government acquires powers from those it governs: We give, or gave, the government that power when it formed. In ancient times, lets suppose everyone farmed the land. And then a person on a hill declared themselves king or queen, and ordered the farmers to pay tribute to him or her. The farmers had a choice: They could revolt, submit, or flee. Those who chose to submit effectively gave consent to the king or queen to govern them, and so the early governments formed. In these situations, the government could only exercise that which it had the power to do. If they exercised too much power over the subjects, then the king risked a revolt or loss of subjects from natural consequences. Modern governance is derived, in some way, from this situation. There is no doubt that our government has the power to mandate what guns can or cannot be sold, but their enforcement power is another issue entirely. The government can only limit the influx of weaponry through legal channels, while illegal channels bring in weapons of all forms. Therefore as citizens, it is in our interest to preserve our right to legally have unrestricted gun access for the purpose of defense against those who seek illegal gun access. In my opinion, however, the incentive to do so is far outweighed by the consequences. The most likely person to be shot by a gun in a home is a gun owner, or a member of that gun owner's family-- Whether by themselves or by a family member. I would much rather live in a society which does not view it as necessary to have the right to keep in bear arms-- However I do not think that this country should change it's stance on that point.
No. The government controls way to much of us already. I believe that the states should be able to decide on what kind of guns should be allowed. I do believe there should be a strict limitation to who carries guns though. Like the conceal and carry thing that we have to get. Background checks are always nice also. But if you want a huge gun in your house, go for it.
I guess I don't know a lot about gun rights but some certain people should not be allowed to carry guns. Also there should be restrictions in certain public places, like schools, playgrounds, libraries, churches, etc.
Yes, cause nobody really needs a fully automatic weapon. For any reason really.
I think we should do better background checks, and as mason said their is no reason to have an automatic weapon at all.
I greatly agree with Trevor with the background checks. Why put guns in the hand of a mentally unstable person?
yes, because if these kind of gun get into the wrong hands, look at all the gun shooting in the past 12 years over have of them, someone used an automatic weapon
Alright lets say, the gun gets into the wrong hands. That's the problem! So what if you have a full auto AR-15 with extended clip and FMJ's or a basic S&W 45, both guns will kill. Its not the issue on what kind of guns you can have, it's keeping it out of the wrong persons hands