Based on your list I can't see how you possibly support
You are basically willing to cave on every hot topic issue that has been raised by the media in the last 20 years.
Age restriction to USE a firearm?!?!
Really? I was taught to shoot beer cans off a saw horse in the backyard with a BB gun when I was four. Many here have very similar backgrounds. So my father wasn't a responsible parent in your view?
Protest open carry? Why?
Restrictions on Automatic Weapon sales, but undecided on an outright ban? That is a contradiction in and of itself. Either you want restrictions and are against a ban, or you want a ban altogether. Not really a gray area there.
There are already laws on the books to ban ownership by felons, but yet felons keep getting guns and using them illegally. How about we make the government actually enforce some of those laws on the CRIMINALS before they start trying to legislate what I, and the other fine members of this forum & country, do or own?
I'm sorry but the whole idea behind the Second Amendment was that the citizenry should have the ability and Inalienable Right
to own weaponry that is equivalent to that which is held by the government to insure that the government does not make subjects of us all.
Restricting sales of any hardware to civilians is walking all over that intent and is not what the founding fathers had in mind for a new land where everyone would be free to pursue their own way of life.
Which brings me back to my problem with restricting sales of any weapons in the first place.
- It's not like laws in the US are going to restrict the black market for the 900 gazillion weapons that have been produced in foreign countries.
- Suddenly another law isn't going to make 700-800 million AK variants vanish into thin air.
- A new US law isn't going to make FAL's produced in the millions to just fall into a void and never be used again.
- Another restriction on US gun owners isn't going to magically return the hundreds of thousands of weapons that have been battlefield recovered all over the globe, back into the hands of the US Military.
I mean really. Everything that is illegal, has a black market. How much did we spend on the Prohibition? How much on the War on Drugs? It's not like you couldn't get booze during Prohibition. It's not like you can't get drugs of every kind and make.
Hell every weekend, for like 48 weekends a year, we celebrate an event that was STARTED by criminals running illegal moonshine from the Feds.
It's called NASCAR.
Restricting an honest and law abiding citizen from the purchase of a weapon make no sense until you can GUARANTEE that criminals won't have access to the exact same piece of hardware. Period.