Originally Posted by lazylabs
This thread highlights the real problem. We as gun guys can't help but disagree with each other. If the anti crowd keeps picking away at the fringe and we don't all stand together we do half the work for them.
The folks that say they don't need black guns for hunting or why do you need a STANDARD capacity 30 round magazine............ The second ammendment was not intended to allow hunting.
I couldn't agree more with this statement!!
We firearms owners, no matter what type of gun you prefer, need to learn to stick together and sound like one voice. Period!
Look at any of the 'agendas' that have been pushed in recent times. Many of them, if not all, are offensive to most. Yet those proponents all stick together and worked to one end. Like it or not, WE gun owners, ALL of us, MUST learn to be one voice - without exception.
Instead of 'discussing' the merits of a MSR vs a wood stock and steel gun, we better start talking about what to do with those who betray the trust the 2A places in each of us. Yes, I said 'trust,' because we as a society should have trust in each other to use our rights and liberty's with responsibility (the part the founding fathers assumed we would all do.) Those who cross the line, betrayal through their actions, need to be called out loudly. Not just the crooks but the politicians who push these useless laws, the organizations who push the anti gun agenda, the media who delight in every instance where someone betrays us.
The Second Amendment IS about the restraint of tyranny. Hunting, personal protection, competition, or any other legitimate use of a gun by the people is secondary.
My .02 on the subject. deep breath.