History UsefulNotes / AmericanGunPolitics

21st Mar '18 9:25:52 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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Another criticism of gun control advocates is that ''many'' of the most vocal critics of the 2nd Amendment and strident supporters for strict gun control are wealthy businessmen, politicians, and celebrities...[[Hypocrite who never go anywhere without armed bodyguards.]]

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Another criticism of gun control advocates is that ''many'' of the most vocal critics of the 2nd Amendment and strident supporters for strict gun control are wealthy businessmen, politicians, and celebrities...[[Hypocrite who never go anywhere without armed bodyguards.]]
bodyguards.
21st Mar '18 9:24:25 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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Another criticism of gun control advocates is that ''many'' of the most vocal critics of the 2nd Amendment and strident supporters for strict gun control are wealthy businessmen, politicians, and celebrities...who never go anywhere without armed bodyguards.

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Another criticism of gun control advocates is that ''many'' of the most vocal critics of the 2nd Amendment and strident supporters for strict gun control are wealthy businessmen, politicians, and celebrities...[[Hypocrite who never go anywhere without armed bodyguards.
bodyguards.]]
21st Mar '18 9:04:13 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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This was also written with the idea that, should a tyrannical leader occur, the American people would be properly armed to stage a revolution to remove that tyrant. Of course, this was a hell of a lot easier (and harder) back in the 1780s than today. They didn't have guns that can put a bullet in you from miles away, but they also didn't have the current military.
9th Feb '18 1:30:26 PM Forenperser
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They often also draw a lot of heat for pretty controversial means of advertising their agenda, like rewriting classic fairy tales where the good guys triumph ia the use of firearms.
4th Feb '18 11:12:56 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to all but [[TheMafia the most organized]] [[TheCartel criminal elements]].

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Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to all but [[TheMafia the most organized]] [[TheCartel criminal elements]].
elements]]-- who often have the influence and funds to smuggle in illegal weaponry from corrupt officials, or even manufacture their own supply.
4th Feb '18 11:05:20 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to all but [[TheMafia the most organized]] criminal elements.

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Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to all but [[TheMafia the most organized]] [[TheCartel criminal elements.
elements]].
10th Jan '18 1:49:35 PM chilled0ut
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** This is the subject of an ongoing court battle, as the "May-Issue" policy essentially deprives you of a right without due process.

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** This The "May-Issue" policy is the subject of an ongoing court battle, as the "May-Issue" policy essentially deprives you of a right without due process.
battle.
16th Dec '17 1:10:31 PM nombretomado
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The concept of a citizen militia dates back to 12th century English [[TheCommonLaw common law]], and its requirement that royal subjects keep and bear arms for military duty. King Henry II, in the ''Assize of Arms'', obligated all freemen to bear arms for public defense. King Henry III required men between the ages of fifteen and fifty (including non-land owning subjects) to bear arms. The reason was that, in the absence of a regular army and police force, it was the duty of citizen militias to keep watch and ward at night to capture and confront suspicious persons.

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The concept of a citizen militia dates back to 12th century English [[TheCommonLaw [[UsefulNotes/TheCommonLaw common law]], and its requirement that royal subjects keep and bear arms for military duty. King Henry II, in the ''Assize of Arms'', obligated all freemen to bear arms for public defense. King Henry III required men between the ages of fifteen and fifty (including non-land owning subjects) to bear arms. The reason was that, in the absence of a regular army and police force, it was the duty of citizen militias to keep watch and ward at night to capture and confront suspicious persons.
9th Sep '17 2:25:19 PM nombretomado
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As of June 26, 2008, the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] found that an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense exists within the Second Amendment, in the landmark case ''District of Columbia v. Heller''. About two years later, the Supreme Court ruled in ''[=McDonald=] v. Chicago'' that the right to bear arms is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorporation_of_the_Bill_of_Rights incorporated]] against the states, meaning that states (and, by extension, local governments, which were created by the states) cannot ban guns outright. However, Justice Alito's majority opinion clearly leaves leeway for governments to regulate access to firearms in their jurisdiction. This allows them to implement age restrictions and mandatory background checks to limit access they see fit, as well as the power to outright ban certain types or specific models of guns and related accessories.

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As of June 26, 2008, the [[AmericanCourts [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] found that an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense exists within the Second Amendment, in the landmark case ''District of Columbia v. Heller''. About two years later, the Supreme Court ruled in ''[=McDonald=] v. Chicago'' that the right to bear arms is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorporation_of_the_Bill_of_Rights incorporated]] against the states, meaning that states (and, by extension, local governments, which were created by the states) cannot ban guns outright. However, Justice Alito's majority opinion clearly leaves leeway for governments to regulate access to firearms in their jurisdiction. This allows them to implement age restrictions and mandatory background checks to limit access they see fit, as well as the power to outright ban certain types or specific models of guns and related accessories.
5th Sep '17 2:16:34 AM Saveelich
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While they officially state their primary purpose is to support game hunters, target shooters, gun collectors, and the defense of lawful citizens from crime, they tend to take a hard line against gun control measures, most notably starting after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_Association#1934_-_present the "Revolution in Cincinnati" in 1977]]. In the past, the NRA have resisted attempts to ban machine guns, assault weapons, and armor-piercing ammunition. Their resistance to background checks and licensing for gun owners has also attracted some controversy, as well as the sources of their funding having ties to gun manufacturers themselves. At an earlier point in its history the NRA supported the current background check system, the NICS, and seldom lobbied against legislation to increase penalties for preexisting crimes. Through the 2000s they have been criticized for being increasingly partisan, reactionary and unwilling to compromise, following the trend of increasing political polarization in the US in general. Creator/CharltonHeston was probably their most famous public figure.

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While they officially state their primary purpose is to support game hunters, target shooters, gun collectors, and the defense of lawful citizens from crime, they tend to take a hard line against gun control measures, most notably starting after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_Association#1934_-_present the "Revolution in Cincinnati" in 1977]]. In the past, the NRA have resisted attempts to ban machine guns, assault weapons, and armor-piercing ammunition. Their resistance to background checks and licensing for gun owners has also attracted some controversy, as well as the sources of their funding having ties to gun manufacturers themselves. At an earlier point in its history the NRA supported the current background check system, the NICS, and seldom lobbied against legislation to increase penalties for preexisting crimes. Through the 2000s they have been criticized for being increasingly partisan, reactionary and unwilling to compromise, following the trend of increasing political polarization in the US in general. Actor Creator/CharltonHeston was probably their most famous public figure.
figure, he was the president of the association from 1998 to 2003.
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