The framers allowed state militias. Not a federal one.
Could a state ban guns if its legislature and a referendum voted to do so?
Annual intentional homicide rate
Funny how Switzerland has all those guns, and Taiwan doesn't.
AURORA, Colo., July 25 (Reuters) - The man accused of
Friday's movie theater massacre in Colorado mailed a notebook
"full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a
University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack,
FoxNews.com reported on Wednesday.
The package allegedly from the suspected shooter,
24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, remained unopened in a mailroom
for as long as a week before its discovery Monday, FoxNews.com
reported, citing a law enforcement source.
Reuters could not immediately verify the report but was
seeking to do so. Messages left with police in Aurora and other
law enforcement officials involved in the case were not
The FoxNews.com report said Police and FBI agents were
called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus in
Aurora on Monday morning after the psychiatrist, who is also a
professor at the school, reported receiving a package believed
to be from the suspect.
Although that package turned out to be from someone else and harmless, a search of the Campus Services' mailroom turned up
another package sent to the psychiatrist with Holmes' name in
the return address, the source told FoxNews.com.
After obtaining a search warrant, police took the package
away and discovered its contents.
FoxNews.com quoted its source saying: "Inside the package
was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill
people. There were drawings of what he was going to do in it -
drawings and illustrations of the massacre."
Police say Holmes, wearing body armor, a gas mask and toting
three firearms, opened fire on a crowded midnight screening of
"The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora, killing
12 people and wounding 58 others.
Holmes, who was arrested immediately after the attack
outside the theater, made his first appearance in court on
Monday. Authorities plan to formally charge him on July 30.
spendius wrote:You're just thrashing around in all directions to try to hide the fact that guns are an extension of potency for those in need of that sort of thing.
You freedom haters always fall back on bigoted lies when you (invariably) lose on the facts.
spendius wrote:I would imagine that everybody who died or was maimed fighting for freedom would puke at what you say Dave. You never turned a hair for freedom in your entire life. You blaspheme the concept of freedom to try to make your penis substitute seem rational. At least as a penis substitute shooting guns make sense.
Why won't you admit a sensuality component to your gun loving.
It shows clear enough. I wouldn't be surprised if you stroke the ******* things.
David the anti-gun people had a wonderful faith
in governments being able to protect them from any danger,
that up to this point in time had never been shown to be true.
Well, perhaps you have to register etc firearms in Switzerland like in other European countries?
the gun nuts carrying on about their "freedom" and "rights".
Freedom and civil rights really bother you, don't they?
I 'm glad I had the presence of mind
to put Spendius on Ignore, but I 'm reading Oralloy 's posts.
Spendius's quoted posts r not much above JTT.
Here, Spendius tells us about HIS IMAGINATION.
As most haters of freedom, Spendius is hopelessly OBSESSED
with curiosity regarding the penises of American freedom-lovers.
Maybe he is jealous.
Next he'll be demanding that we post pictures
for his careful examination, to nourish & flourish HIS IMAGINATION.
Guns are a part of the culture of the US, it is not possible to ban them or outlaw them.
I recognise that to be probably true.
Also true because the armaments manufacturers("defence" contractors) are probably the biggest industry,
and seem to have enough of the politicians in their pocket to ensure that no change will happen.
Ex-militiamen have an exception to that rule. They are able to have their full-auto rifles converted to semi-auto, and then keep them as civilians after they leave military service.
Other than that, semi-autos and pump-action guns are allowed, if the buyer passes a background check.
Bolt-action rifles and double-barreled shotguns are available even without a background check.
It was about 10 years ago that I looked all that up, so they could have changed things around in the meantime (though I doubt they changed things very much).
What insight is needed?
A very bright nut case who killed a lot of people at random and understanding his thought processes might be a good subject for a Phd paper on abnormal psychology but in everyday terms he is a nut who thinkings and actions surrounding the killings is not likely to made sense in everyday terms.
One thing I like about Switzerland is, their militia is quite a bit like the one the Constitution demands that we have in America.
They don't send their militia outside their own borders,..
I think the FAL was a .308. That has a lot more recoil than the .223 and the round fired by the AK-47.
The lighter rifle rounds are OK in short bursts. You'd probably need a tripod for long bursts though....