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Paratrooper117
03-31-2006, 05:39 PM
Well I know this is politics, but since it is not related to politians screwing us out of our firearm I thought I would post it here. If I am wrong, I am sure our great team of mods will move it. :p
Anyway, so I hear Newt is plannig on running for President this go around. Anyone have any thoughts on this. I will tell you, I think it;s a great idea. I am not positive about he stand on guns, but I know he is someone who believes in the indiviual citizens ability to make decisions without government holding thier hand. He also has no love for the UN, and I always find it appealing when a politian doesn't like the UN. What a useless organization. Anyway, if you have a differnet take on this post away. I am done with my rant and so I will step off my :soap: .

rips31
03-31-2006, 06:49 PM
well, if he'll push for universal right-to-carry and repeal of awb, i'm all for him. :machinegu

Paratrooper117
04-01-2006, 04:42 PM
What I have done is sent an email to his web site asking what his beliefs are on gun ownership, among other things. When I get that response back, I will try and post it here for all to read.

saladin
04-01-2006, 09:45 PM
Didn' the AWB "sunset" already? saladin

btown02
04-01-2006, 10:49 PM
Didn' the AWB "sunset" already? saladin
Not in all the States.

Medula Oblongata
04-02-2006, 02:21 PM
The so-called "assault weapons ban" is a misnomer. It was part of the "Brady law" passed in 93. Most of the law was made permanent (only buy handguns in your state of residency, mandatory background checks thru NCIC, preclusions on ownership when convicted of certain misdomeaners, etc.) but part was only authorized for 10 years. That was the so called assault weapons ban. It was the part of the law that banned the importation of certain weapons, ammo, and magazines/parts. That portion has expired.

I would like to see the rest of the Brady crime bill repealed. It has done nothing to curb any kind of crime that I am aware of, and only places more burdens on the general law-abiding public.

Beyond the repeal of the Brady crime bill, I would like to see federal pre-emption legislation on firearms. That is to say prohibit the individual states, counties, and municipalities from creating laws more stringent than federal statute. I would also like to see federal legislation to make CCW reciprocity mandatory, or even a federally issued CCW. Why do many states think that our constitutional liberties end when we cross their state lines?

Anyways, I would support any politician regardless of political affiliation, if they stated their support for federal pre-emption and federal CCW valid in all 50 states, but I think that most politicians are too cowardly to make that promise, let alone walk up to it.

WHERE IS THEODORE ROOSEVELT WHEN WE NEED HIM???

Paratrooper117
04-03-2006, 02:50 PM
Teddy was a great pro-gun president. He understood what the second amendment meant and still means. You are of course right on all counts MO.

SilentType
04-19-2006, 12:02 AM
What is interesting is that the majority of state constitutions make it very clear that the "right to bear arms" is an individual right, but still have stricter restrictions than the federal government. Figure that one out?

panzermk2
04-19-2006, 01:04 AM
Thats kinda like, why does the mayor of Chicago have more power than the GOV to dictate and run the STATE?



The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world, because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. -- Morihei Ueshiba (O'Sensei)

lwhespel
04-19-2006, 02:32 PM
Someone smarter than me once said, "Republicans and Democrats are just the two different wings of the same bird of prey."

I don't think Newt would be any better or any worse than the next candidate. The problem is the entire system and culture involved with "career politicians."

Newt, Hillary, Gulliani, McCain, Kerry, Gore, Bush...same shit, different Commisar! :soap:

Milehigh
04-20-2006, 03:03 AM
Problem with Hillary and Kerry is none of us would have any guns if they had their way

f3rr37
04-20-2006, 04:59 AM
On the subject of a federally mandated CHL that Medula Oblongata brought up, I thought about it for a few minutes and decided to email my Senator Gordon Smith from Oregon about a proposed federal CHL. Below is a small exerpt of what I discussed.

... Federally mandated CHL valid in all 50 states that would require a fee between $150-$200 which would cover both the permit and background check. The permit would be valid for approximately 4 years and a renewal would be $50.

This permit would be separate from a CHL issued by a person's county of residence. Oregon's fees for a CHL range from about $50-$100. A person could apply for either permit; a Federally mandated permit would be primarily for those who travel out of state often or even a few times a year.