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Old 07-01-2015, 10:30 AM
Damuri Ajashi is offline
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Originally Posted by Fear Itself View Post
Why would I want to give up anything? That's a pretty unrealistic expectation. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sooner or later the steady increase in horrific gun violence will turn public opinion against easy, unfettered access to guns on demand. The longer you postpone dealing with it, the more Draconian the solutions they demand will be. You can't just kick the can down the road without consequences.
First of all, the tide is not going in the direction you think it is. Gun laws are being relaxed across the country. SCOTUS is likely to enforce the constitutional right to bear arms (the right to carry).

Second, we do not have "unfettered access to guns on demand" Guns are about the most regulated product on the market. Some people want access to guns to be limited to cops and that's fine, just repeal the second amendment. All you have to do is get 2/3rds of each house of congress and 3/4ths of the states to agree with you and you're set. But seeing as we can't even get 40 members of the senate to support an assault weapons ban, we are a long way from the "draconian solutions" you mention.

I suspect we will have light sabers and plasma rifles before we get anywhere close to those draconian consequences.

In short, the gun rights side does not have to compromise right now and you do but you seem to think that the opposite is true.