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Old 08-09-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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For me it has more to do with the number of rounds, not the size. The only guns available at the time the 2nd Amendment was written could only fire one round at a time and took about 20 seconds to load. Id be fine with keeping that and restricting multi-round guns to a reasonable limit.
You are wrong. Semi autos were available. Lewis and Clark even had one.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: USA
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You are wrong. Semi autos were available. Lewis and Clark even had one.
I and many others can shoot lever and pump action rifles, and revolvers just as fast as a semi auto. They just want to START with banning semi autos, then will use my argument against me to ban and confiscate the rest.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... The only guns available at the time the 2nd Amendment was written could only fire one round at a time and took about 20 seconds to load.
In reality, Joseph Belton patented repeating rifles in 1777

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belton_flintlock
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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You'll never catch me wandering around with any firearm in the open except at a range or in the woods.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Itinerant
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You really think someone with a handgun can take out almost 50 people in a matter of seconds?
Cho did it at Virginia Tech, not in seconds but no longer than typical mass shootings. Worst school shooting in US history still.

32 dead, 23 injured using a Glock 19 and Walther P22 took 9 minutes according to police reconstruction.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: USA
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Cho did it at Virginia Tech, not in seconds but no longer than typical mass shootings. Worst school shooting in US history still.

32 dead, 23 injured using a Glock 19 and Walther P22 took 9 minutes according to police reconstruction.
Most people that make statements, or assumptions like the one you responded to know nothing about guns. Violent criminals using hand guns kill the vast majority of people. The Navy Yard shooter used a shotgun. Timothy McVeigh used a bomb.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Open carry state here and I think I've only seen it 2, maybe 3 times. People don't do it that often.
Same here. I'm in Texas, and I've only seen it once (like PP, it was in a grocery store).

I remember looking over and seeing a young man carrying, and I didn't even do a double take, nor was I remotely afraid, and I was surprised by my (non)reaction. Just figured some guy there talking to his buddy about which laundry detergent to buy wasn't going to shoot up the place.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:57 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I think a person has a right to self protection and they alone are the best judge/decider of how to do so. Having said that, whoever owns the space should be the sole determiner of allowable behavior,attire, guns, no guns, etc. Who else or who better should decide these things?
Would I carry one around while shopping? No, I find carrying a long gun around is highly impractical for self defense purposes.

Extremely impractical. It would be slow as molasses to get into action unless you carried at the ready slung cross body and just be uncomfortable to carry in general. A handgun is a far better choice.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Does anybody think that the right to open carry should be restricted to hand guns only?
Is there a reason I don't understand for needing a rifle of any kind to be toted around in public?

Here we go again--those who know nothing about firearms, squawking about them and telling the rest of us what we "need."

"Toted around in public"... Like hunters "toting them around" deer management units? Or DH and I "toting them" to and fro--and "around" the shooting range?

Oooohh. But that's okay? Because you think it is?

I see.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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Janie's got a gun.
So does the Homecoming Queen.
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