re David:Damned straight I began a sentence with a conjunction. And will again.
I was having a little fun with u
Relax; don 't get a heart attack.
As everybody does and has done for centuries except hopeless pedants like you,
Thay truely have, more 's the pity.
who people rightly ridicule for your illogical preoccupations.
Well, its just an effort to be logical
like adding numbers correctly.
I notice your cite is railing against the fact that the English didn't have guns to "defend" themselves. I believe the laws were passed in 1998.
Which means that in fact they have worked, and in a short time.
do u believe that it means THAT
Your assertion appears like a non-sequitur
, to me.
Your contentions that thugs will be th onbly ones with guns is proven empirically false.
Considering that the main sources of illegal guns are legal sales and straw buyer sales from legal gun dealers, sales at unregulated gun shows, thefts and burglaries of legal guns from legal owners, and thefts from legal shops and manufacturers, if you shut those sources off, criminals soon won't have guns either.
Y not, Jack?? Will the 1OOs of millions of guns vanish
, like water?
Can 't thay MAKE
Many centuries ago, long before electric tools were available,
thay made guns; Columbus had them.
The engineering diagrams are freely available in paper libraries
and on the Internet, as well as in monthly gun publications.
Has the Law of Supply and Demand (for guns) been repealed
Underground gunsmiths don 't wanna earn any money??
I might go into the business myself.
Your argument that guns can be handmade doesn't hold much water either. It's true, but largely irrelevant.
It is much harder, takes much more time, and is MUCH more expensive
to hand make a gun than to machine make and stamp out guns on an assembly line..
, homemade custom guns, made with pride
, as works of art
are on sale in gunstores.
I imagine that underground gunsmiths will mass produce guns. Y not??
Which is why very little manufacturing is done one-off by hand anymore. It was also considerably easier to make a flintlock musket with a lead ball than it is to produce anything like modern armaments, not to mention modern ammunition.
I saw a piece on 6O Minutes
of some Moslems in the mountains of Afganistan,
with no electricity
in their town, who thrive
by encroaching upon the patents of manufacturers
of fully automatic weapons of all kinds.
Even percussion caps aren't ghat easy to make in quantity. Try to make an automatic weapon by hand with handmade ammunition, and homemade propellants beyond gunpowder and you'd be lucky to get two shots before the thing jammed and fouled hopelessly.
It sounds like u speak from experience.
I have an instruction manual from Paladin Press
on how to make a submachinegun; estimated work time is a week.
I read of criminals in prison who made a fully operational submachinegun
in the prison workshop one-part-at-a-time, with the guards around,
assembled in private. Thay shot their way out, but were captured
by guards in hot pursuit, when thay drove into a tree.
This was maybe c.3O years ago. I don 't remember which prison.
Anybody trying to make guns in quantity under those conditions isn't likely to survive very long before the feds are in with guns blazing. the kid who shot Giffords, and the kid who shot up VA Tech would never have been able to afford a handmade illegal gun, let along have the connections to find one in the first place.
Zip guns are very, very cheap.
depends on willingness to spend more time
and careful attention, as well as reasonable skill.
If thay were as good as u say,
then thay 'd have ended the supply of alcohol in the 192Os
and ended the supply of marijuana many years n decades ago.
How many years have thay been trying to DO
throwing endless billions of $$ toward that futile goal??
Can u learn anything from that???
Additionally, such raids woud violate the Bill of Rights
Thay 'd be the same as raids to rob the citizens of their Bibles
A citizen has as much right to a gun as to a Bible.
UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 18
CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I
CRIMES CHAPTER 13 - CIVIL RIGHTS
§§ 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law
Whoever, under color of any law, statute,
ordinance, regulation, or custom,
willfully subjects any inhabitant of any State,
Territory, or District to the deprivation of any rights,
privileges, or immunities secured or protected
by the Constitution or laws of the United States, . . .
shall be fined not more than $1,000
or imprisoned not more than one year, or both;
and if bodily injury results shall be fined under this title
or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;
and if death results shall be subject to imprisonment
for any term of years or for life.
The disarmament worked in the UK, which is why the riots were just bloody rather than fatal.
Well, the rioters also survived intact; not so good.
And that sequestering deal you keep bringing up is really another simplistic dumb idea.
First it's almost certainly unconstitutional, cruel and unusual punishment.
the USSC decides the rong way on the 8th Amendment,
then it woud be worth it, in terms of drastically reducing violent felonies,
to amend it, Constitutionally; that 'd be very popular
promoting the safety of the voters.
the USSC interprets it the right way,
then there is no problem. I see no problem with it.
Killing them has been constitutional.
them shoud be.
Note that I do not suggest that the criminals be KEPT
I merely want them ISOLATED from
the decent people of America.
We take their DNA, fingerprints, retinal scans,
dental impressions and pictures, etc.
After we dump them off somewhere,
I don 't give a damn where thay go,
except that, in my plan, the death penalty
applies to sneaking back here, in violation of the banishment.
Thay r INFORMED
of that fact.
Second, where are you going to put them? No other country is going to offer to take them.
Sarah Palin would bitch like hell if you tried to put them in Alaska. And there's no more unclaimed land anymore. Idiotic and totally unworkable. Didn't work that well for the Brits when they had a whole continent to exile them to when they stole a loaf of bread. The Aussies are still pissed at them for it. And there're no more vacant Australias.
Well, America owns land in the Aleutians that is closer to Japan than to America.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Maybe we can rent some space somewhere, to dump them off
Again: I do not
suggest that we KEEP them
I just want plenty of distance between them and the decent people of America.