• US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gun Rights
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[url]http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703964104575334701513109426.html[/url] [release]WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled for the first time that gun possession is fundamental to American freedom, giving federal judges power to strike down state and local weapons laws for infringing on Second Amendment rights.[/release] Basically it goes from a restriction placed on what the federal government can pass legally regarding firearms, to an obligation of the Federal government to actively protect the citizens from any and all infringements on their second amendment rights. By the federal, state, and local governments.
Oh god, does this mean that people can basically get any weapon they want now? Or am I being a pillock as usual.
Fuck yes. Incoming thread debate...
This is great news. I'm getting a gun later this week, so it is nice to know that I have the SC on my side.
Sweet! :golfclap: Good job, Supreme Court
Fucking shit. Guns fucking suck.
[QUOTE=bravehat;22950329]Oh god, does this mean that people can basically get any weapon they want now? Or am I being a pillock as usual.[/QUOTE] No it largely just means they generally can't pass laws that are more strict than federal law. So no handgun bans or assault weapon limitations at a state or local level. Fully automatic weapons, explosives, and other destructive devices are already controlled by the ATF. As are short barreled rifles and suppressors.
Oh great, another gun argument. The one thing I hate about some fundamental rights and laws is that they get outdated at some point. I'm not entirely anti-gun, it would be ok if there were controlled gun ranges and hunting grounds, but keeping guns at home 'for your own defense' is total bullshit.
[QUOTE=starpluck;22950356]Fuck yes. Incoming thread debate...[/QUOTE] What is there to debate? The Supreme Court has ruled.
[QUOTE=ProboardslolV2;22950387]Fucking shit. Guns fucking suck.[/QUOTE] Here we go...
[QUOTE=starpluck;22950356]Fuck yes. Incoming thread debate...[/QUOTE] Yeah I figured this one would be fun. :D
Well this is great news.
[QUOTE=Clavus;22950392]Oh great, another gun argument. The one thing I hate about some fundamental rights and laws is that they get outdated at some point. I'm not entirely anti-gun, it would be ok if there were controlled gun ranges and hunting grounds, but keeping guns at home 'for your own defense' is total bullshit.[/QUOTE] brb, robbing your house
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;22950400]What is there to debate? The Supreme Court has ruled.[/QUOTE] This is Facepunch.
[QUOTE=GunFox;22950388]No it largely just means they generally can't pass laws that are more strict than federal law. So no handgun bans or assault weapon limitations at a state or local level. Fully automatic weapons, explosives, and other destructive devices are already controlled by the ATF. As are short barreled rifles and suppressors.[/QUOTE] Can't wait to see how it reacts in Philly then. They have a gun ban there.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;22950413]brb, robbing your house[/QUOTE] Somebody robs my house, I'm not going to shoot them. I'm not a trigger happy redneck.
[QUOTE=ProboardslolV2;22950387]Fucking shit. Guns fucking suck.[/QUOTE] Goddamn motherfucking guns.
I can imagine some teabaggers somewhere saying "Ha! Take that Obama!"
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;22950413]brb, robbing your house[/QUOTE] Yeah fuck you. That's such a poor argument (even if you meant it sarcastically). Control out of fear is never a good thing. We're not living in the middle ages any more.
[QUOTE=Lambeth;22950451]I can imagine some teabaggers somewhere saying "Ha! Take that Obama!"[/QUOTE] And then Obama saying "What the fuck are you retarded, I never said anything about taking away your guns, dipshit."
[QUOTE=Clavus;22950392]Oh great, another gun argument. The one thing I hate about some fundamental rights and laws is that they get outdated at some point. I'm not entirely anti-gun, it would be ok if there were controlled gun ranges and hunting grounds, but keeping guns at home 'for your own defense' is total bullshit.[/QUOTE] honestly how many times do you hear "home owner shoots rapist" or whatever all the shootings are either people with mental problems or gang related violence (or cops). and either way, all of those groups are going to get a firearm so a ban won't do shit. it's not a big deal really
And it started! [QUOTE=ProboardslolV2;22950443]Somebody robs my house, I'm not going to shoot them. I'm not a trigger happy redneck.[/QUOTE] And what if you are incapable of subduing him in any other way then a non-lethal gunshot?
[QUOTE=starpluck;22950470]And it started! And what if you are incapable of subduing him in any other way then a non-lethal gunshot??[/QUOTE] Let him take my shit. I'm not going to hurt the guy. My insurance will cover it.
[QUOTE=ProboardslolV2;22950477]Let him take my shit. I'm not going to hurt the guy. My insurance will cover it.[/QUOTE] And if you had no insurance?
Hmmm. Now I will be 10 times more suspicious of the surrounding neighbors. :frown:
[QUOTE=ProboardslolV2;22950477]Let him take my shit. I'm not going to hurt the guy. My insurance will cover it.[/QUOTE] Thanks. I'm definitely robbing your house then. It's like a free give away :buddy:
The day the government takes our guns is the day for a new government.
[QUOTE=JLea;22950465]honestly how many times do you hear "home owner shoots rapist" or whatever all the shootings are either people with mental problems or gang related violence (or cops). and either way, all of those groups are going to get a firearm so a ban won't do shit. it's not a big deal really[/QUOTE] It's not considered news worthy. The only times it shows up in the news are when a person shoots someone robbing their neighbor's house. Self defense occurs pretty often. [QUOTE=ProboardslolV2;22950477]Let him take my shit. I'm not going to hurt the guy. My insurance will cover it.[/QUOTE] My insurance is lower because I own firearms. Chew on that for a minute.
[QUOTE=starpluck;22950495]And if you had no insurance?[/QUOTE] Then let him take my shit. Nothing I own is more important than a human life. Perceive the way of nature and no force of man can harm you. Do not meet a wave head on: avoid it. You do not have to stop force: it is easier to redirect it. Learn more ways to preserve rather than destroy. Avoid rather than check. Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill. For all life is precious nor can any be replaced
omg now I can get an automatic weapon to protect my house from those pesky kids!!
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