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There is No Place for Fire Power in America’s Shooting Sports — 3 Comments

  1. First let me thank you for your service to our country. You are a voice of reason in a world that needs such a voice. God bless.

  2. First, I would like to echo the above commentor’s thanks for your military service. You are certainly entitled to your opinion on this subject, as are all Americans. I would simply remind you and all others who share your view that while your idea may sound reasonable to many, there is the small matter of our Constitution which you at one time swore to defend. I’m sure you’re aware that it guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms. Arms. Not “hunting rifles”, not “target pistols”, not “pellet guns”. What do you think the Florida shooter would have been able to do with a lever action .30-.30? Kill 5 people?, 10?, is that better? Not if you’re one of the 10. So, while your idea may seem simple and straightforward, the implementation of such an idea is not. Yes, the Constitution can and has been amended numerous times throughout history with varied rresults, but I would ask you to consider how, specifically, you would go about modifying the second amendment to accomplish your goal without gutting the very idea it represents. If you do, you’ll no doubt understand why the answer to this issue isn’t so easy.

  3. No. The NRA was originally a government sponsored corporation formed to ensure a supply of competent riflemen for future wars.

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