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Reply to: insurrection

    (Score: 3, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Saturday July 02 2022, @01:51PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 02 2022, @01:51PM (#1257549)

    New York, Cali, and their fellow gun control states are most definitely usurping the authority of the Supreme Court. They have clearly stated their intent to ignore the ruling, and to find ways to go around the law of the land.

    The social media nonsense? FFS, in several cases of crazies shooting up schools or whatever, the cops ALREADY KNEW of social media posts, and failed to follow up on them. If the cops don't have the resources to follow up on obvious problems, what makes anyone think that they'll find time to follow up on every application for a concealed carry?

    I support gun control, but this goes way too far. In many respects, gun ownership should be regulated like driving.

    I can agree with that. Everyone likes to point at the wording of the 2nd Amendment, and apply their own interpretation.

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Alright, let's fall back, and establish that 'well regulated militia'. Every state in the union has the authority, and the obligation, to regulate the militia, and fail to do so. Every able bodied male between the ages of 17 and 40 are enrolled in the militia. And, all of them are required to undergo firearms training, along with some other minimal obligations. (National Guard doesn't count - we are attempting to 'regulate' the militia, of which the Guard is only a rather small subcomponent.)

    Public schools should have, or at least have access to, approved ranges at which proper firearm training is done. Related classroom training should teach all students their rights and their responsibilities. Militia members should learn their responsibility to report careless, stupid, malicious, and illegal use of firearms. Militia members should also learn of their obligation and responsibility to respond to emergency situations, like riots. Militia members should be required to give some number of hours of community service each year - doing things like keeping demonstrations in check, so they don't become riots.

    You may agree or disagree with any single point - but you should agree that it's obvious the states are not regulating the militia. If the legislators did their jobs, much of the 'problem' with guns would disappear.

    Regardless of whether or not you want strict gun control, I'd like to think that we can all agree that this is a massive abuse of power and invasion of privacy.

    Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. But, authoritarians don't give a damn what any of us think. Hochul and people who think like her want to rule our lives - all while ignoring the laws they write. Hochul doesn't want citizens to defend themselves, but she hunkers down behind 24/7 armed guards. Ditto for Biden and all those worthless congress critters, mayors, and other 'authorities' clamoring for stricter gun control.

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