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Offline kathyp

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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 04:49:00 pm »
Heller vs DC gave the states a lot of latitude on gun regulation.  That made the anti-gun people happy.  The more important part of that ruling was that it gave a lengthy explanation of what the 2nd was and was not. It was not about only having an armed militia.

The thing that makes no sense in these regulations is the magazine capacity.  I think it comes because people have never stood on a range and swapped a magazine.  It really doesn't matter if the mag takes 10 rounds or 20.  It takes 2 seconds to drop one and load another.  Unless (and even if) someone is counting rounds, this is not enough time to do anything.  Most people are not aware enough in an emergency to count shots and formulate a plan even if they are close enough to execute a plan between reloads.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 05:42:13 pm »
Purchasing age?  That will make a big difference. :rolleyes:
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 05:52:04 pm »
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Purchasing age?  That will make a big difference.

Yeah, the kid who shot his girlfriend or ex or whatever she was, was too young to buy a handgun, but that's what he used.

You can drive at 16; go to war, sign a contract, and get the death penalty at 18, but you can't drink, buy tobacco, or buy a handgun until 21.  I know a lot of people who drink and smoke at young ages, so....
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 09:51:28 pm »
Hey, elected officials get paid to write words that the voters want to hear.  It doesn't have to make sense.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 12:31:23 pm »
Hey, elected officials get paid to write words that the voters want to hear.  It doesn't have to make sense.

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 04:11:34 pm »
I got married at 18.  I had a .22 rifle at the time and couldn't buy ammo for it because .22 LR was considered pistol ammo (they make .22 pistols...).  At 20 I had a wife and two kids and still couldn't buy ammo for my rifle...  I didn't (and don't) drink but I could buy alcohol at that time at 18.  And of course, join the military and vote.  Of course I still GOT ammo for my rifle, and there was no law against people giving it to me, I just couldn't buy it myself.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 11:29:11 pm »
Sure different in NC. I could buy .22 shells when I was 10. They cost 2 or a penny, or 25 cent for a box of 50, but I never had a quarter. I got 3 for each squirrel I killed, and a 410 shell for each rabbit, from my dad. I had to buy any others myself.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 11:50:16 am »
Sure different in NC. I could buy .22 shells when I was 10. They cost 2 or a penny, or 25 cent for a box of 50, but I never had a quarter. I got 3 for each squirrel I killed, and a 410 shell for each rabbit, from my dad. I had to buy any others myself.
Your dad was shrewd. One-shot-one-kill, and taking rabbits with a 22 is good economics for you and him.

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