It was previously reported as being available to 12-year-olds.
“There is no way that our forefathers envisioned twelve innocent people lying dead on the floor of a movie theater when they wrote the Second Amendment.”
You’re right, Russell. I imagine they also didn’t envision ~10,000 innocent people being killed by drunk drivers, but I don’t hear you calling for a ban on cars or alcohol.
“CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total Viewers and -26% in the demographic.”
This. . .is CNN.
“…the 2008 Supreme Court Case, District of Columbia v. Heller, ruled the Second Amendment indeed secures an individual’s right to possess firearms, regardless of military service. Nonetheless, these activists continue their march ever forward, in an endeavor to infringe upon that which “shall not be infringed.”
“What does “stand with” Israel, if she launches a surprise attack on Iran, mean? Does it mean the United States will guide Israeli planes to their targets and provide bases on their return? Does it mean U.S. air cover while Israeli planes strike Iran?
This would make America complicit in a pre-emptive strike and a co-belligerent in the war to follow.
What Senor said comes close to being a U.S. war guarantee for Israel, while leaving the decision as to when the war begins to them.
This country has never done that before.”
Pat, what you think “stand with Israel” means? It means we do whatever we have to do to defend our ally. I suspect if you look at US military history, you’ll find a few examples of preemption.
“Seventeen-year-old Leo Blavin had the idea to start his own ice cream truck business last year, but was shocked to learn he wouldn’t be able to operate the truck in his own city.
Scottsdale decided to ban mobile food trucks in the 1970s because of concerns that the trucks were being used as fronts for drug operations.”
“In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time…”
Gun control elicits the full spectrum of opinion, much of it not necessarily based on fact.
For instance, I have extended family in law enforcement. One of them, a veteran homicide detective who you’d think would be in full opposition of gun control, once asked me, “Does anyone really need an assault weapon?”
Nothing against him (he’s one of the more jovial individuals I know), but “need” has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment. Even if you have the means to buy an entire warehouse full of “assault weapons” and all you do is look at and occasionally polish them, this is your right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment.
Here’s the text:
“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.“
The 2nd Amendment does not specifically address assault weapons.
On clarifying what an assault weapon is, John Lott:
“…the M&P 15 and the AK-47 are “military-style weapons.” But the key word is “style” — they are similar to military guns in their aesthetics, not in the way they actually operate. The guns covered by the federal assault-weapons ban (which was enacted in 1994 and expired ten year later) were not the fully automatic machine guns used by the military but semi-automatic versions of those guns. The civilian version of the AK-47 uses essentially the same sorts of bullets as deer-hunting rifles, fires at the same rapidity (one bullet per pull of the trigger), and does the same damage.”
More Guns, Less Crime. This is not an opinion. It’s fact.