In remarks today before a meeting about guns the Obama adminsisartion is seriously considering outlawing private gun sales:My thoughts on some of this is .... The federal government has no authority to ban anything of the like. I hope the NRA will stress this fact in any "negotiations"...we cave on this whole gun issue, and we might as well kiss individual rights goodbye, period. It is, or it isn't. The government's job is to ban the initiation of force, and prosecute the guilty, not to ban objects and punish the innocent. Preventative laws are the antithesis to individual liberty
You have to go through extensive paper work and checks to own a machine gun, a semi auto AR-15 is not a machine gun. This is what I am talking about when people open their mouths about this issue when they don't know what they are talking about. They need to focus on the mental health of the country so that "nut jobs" can't get their hands on the firearms. Regulating private sales is a good idea but it won't work. Criminals do not follow laws and they will get them just like drugs, illegally. The second amendment is NOT about hunting. It's about the citizen keeping arms for protecting themselves against the Gov or personal defense. Today, the limitations on the power and precision of the guns we can lawfully own not only violate our natural right to self-defense and our personal sovereignties; they assure that a tyrant can more easily disarm and overcome us.obama knows good and well that removing guns wont prevent violence. if he thought otherwise he wouldnt have 15 armed guards around him at all times. this isnt about "public safety". This is about him wanting power over us to do as he pleases. We CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN!!! We must resist by ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!! Any law restricting the sale, ownership, posession, or transportation of ANY weapon in ANY way is by definition unconstitutional and therefore illegal. Domestic enemy of the constitution if ive ever seen one.