I'm surprised this thread was re-opened.
I'll be honest....as a relatively newer shooter I admittedly learned a lot based on your responses, particularly the veterans and senior shooters with decades of experience through the years.....watching various regulations/legislation being implemented.
Let's get down to brass tacks now....the 2 pressing issues on the table right now is the AWB and the bigger picture that could be a giant smelly foot in the door for stronger laws: the UN Peace Treaty that seems to be looming in the White House although it seems to have slowed down (election season).
Speaking with honesty, Ive heard the argument on the other side of the table which is basically this: "why do american citizens need to own Assault weapons, they belong in the military, etc". "Why do NRA supporters who seem to back up law enforcement allow support these guns, which are capable of mowing down cops and innocent bystanders, etc?"
A lot of folks feel that too many AW's end up in the hands of gangs via straw purchasing and crime. Now, Johnny Q. Crip has armed himself with firearms/ammunition that could pierce most police and military armor, etc.
I have to say....I know there are a TON of AK-47 and AR-15 owners spread across the country but if that was the one and only law put into place that infringed on 2A but silenced the anti-gun people out there.....how compliant would everyone be? The obvious response is OVER MY DEAD BODY. But is there a single intelligent response to the contrary?
I just feel that sometimes we have to step outside of our safety "gun zone" and place yourselves in citizens' shoes who either CANNOT own and carry firearms, or simply dont believe in guns and are afraid of them. Would some standardized general weapons training/marketing videos via NRA help to ease some people's anxiety around guns, and promote responsible ownership/NRA support to those who are otherwise afraid? I dont know...just opening discussion since this thread was re-opened and I took some serious fire for even dreaming this thread.
These things HAVE to be talked about, because its very likely Obama will take re-election and both of these issues are on the table still. Im sure NRA is already drafting up some serious counter-legislation to buy more time.
Last edited by StainlessSteel215; November 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM.