Gun policies misguided

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I am not politically correct in my speech, because unlike Vice President Joe Biden and other members of the Obama administration, I didn’t live off the government teat. I had to work for a living, so I will say what I mean.

First of all, I will not call Biden “Mr. Vice-President.” I respect that office too much, and I have absolutely no respect for him as a person whatsoever. He has the mental ability of a tabletop.

He pushes for gun-control bills that will cover “automatic weapons” and “multiround magazines.” If he looks on the books he will find that those weapons already are covered by ample laws that he, in fact, voted on.

Biden is calling the guns he and this administration don’t want the citizens of the United States to have “assault weapons” – and he has put all semiautomatic hunting rifles in that lump, just because an armory made a hunting rifle with the same looks as a military weapon but cannot fire an automatic burst of fire.

Biden, in all his infinite wisdom, decided to make that against the law for all semiautomatic weapons – not for the good of the people, but just to keep him and the fools in this administration in the political spotlight. And he surrounded himself during his diatribe with little children, like other politicians did in the late 1930s in Europe.

What Biden, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and this administration are really doing is hiding the fact that he wants to discriminate against the handicapped hunter whom those rifles were intended for in the first place. A one-armed person has great difficulty loading a bolt-action rifle for a second shot.

Biden should please stop showing the people of the world how naïve he really is. It’s bad enough that this administration is ruining this country without Biden making us the laughingstock of the world.

Oh, that’s right – it’s still Bush’s fault, isn’t it?

Dennis Duguay

North Augusta, S.C.

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carcraft
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carcraft 04/19/13 - 05:51 am
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The left throwing around terms

The throwing around of terms by the left in favor of gun control has muddied the water. As correctly noted by the letter writer fully automatic weapons require a special ATF license to own. Of course the low information voter won't bother to look up or learn the capabilities and differences between weapons. The bolt action 30-06 was once an "assault” weapon and the weapon of choice for the US army in Europe during WWI. The 30-06, given to a Kentucky hill billy was about as lethal as you could get. Read about Alvin York!

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Bodhisattva 04/19/13 - 06:30 am
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Semi-automatic weapons were
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Semi-automatic weapons were created for handicapped peopled? Houston, Dennis has a problem.

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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 07:11 am
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Dennis....you need to do more
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Dennis....you need to do more research on the semi-auto. Pretty sure the military wasn't all handicapped.

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nofanofobama 04/19/13 - 07:52 am
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we already have over 20k laws

we already have over 20k laws on the books about gun control in this country..from local to federal...for the left that thinks we need just one more law 20k is 20000....its only a burden to us who obey the laws already..

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 08:21 am
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When the Second Amendment was
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When the Second Amendment was written, the founders were perfectly OK with common citizens owning state of the art military weaponry. What makes someone think that common citizens should not have that same right today?

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 04/19/13 - 08:23 am
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What's next?

Are they going to outlaw pressure cookers now? Will that put KFC out of business, or will it require a special ATF licence?

Good article Dennis. Biden is and always will be a joke. I still laugh at his 3-letter word JOBS (and where are those JOBS?) The only reason Obama decided on Biden as VP is that he's so bad that it actually makes Obama look good. From a certain point of view that is.

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rmwhitley 04/19/13 - 08:49 am
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Concerning biden,
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my wife's cranio-spinal surgeon has told us that the moron ( my assessment) biden of Delaware has a brain injury that may not be correctable.

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David Parker 04/19/13 - 09:18 am
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How do the bombs and ricin

How do the bombs and ricin fit in with curtailing violence and murder through stricter gun laws? They don't, b/c folks that are destined to commit homicide will follow through by any means necessary. Open your eyes for the sake of this country and it's men and women who have sacrificed everything to protect our freedom. Limiting our freedom does not honor them or anyone else and most likely will end up snow-balling toward autocracy, totalitarianism, and military dictatorship. Once we the people are unable to stage any legitimate defense against the government, there is no balance between the People and the Government. Patriots did not die at the hands of foreigners on American soil so Joe Biden and the Dems could impose such a limitation. When it's too late, I will say "I told you so", if I am allowed to.

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chascushman 04/19/13 - 09:21 am
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"Biden is and always will be
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"Biden is and always will be a joke."
Gary, you might hurt some peoples feeling with that statement. A Mr. McSalley wrote in the Aiken paper that Biden was one of the best VPs ever. I had a real good laugh at that.

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nocnoc 04/19/13 - 09:37 am
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What is and assault weapon?

The military, NOT POLITICAL definition, is as follows:

Shoots an ammo round more powerful than a pistol and less than a rifle in caliber.

Used to shoot between 0-200m and less than a rifle in distance.

Can selectively shoot in either semi-auto and FULL Automatic modes by a selector switch.

Plus has a Bayonet lug.

Plus has a detachable magazine.

Given these facts, the following are NOT assault weapons:

Rifles: All semi-auto versions of the following: AK types, including the following: AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR–15, Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Stag Arms AR rifles, Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 rifles; Barrett M107A1; Barrett M82A1; Beretta CX4 Storm; Calico Liberty Series; CETME Sporter; Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000; Feather Industries AT–9; Galil Model AR and Model ARM; Hi-Point Carbine; HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1 and HK USC; Kel-Tec Sub–2000, SU–16, and RFB; SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, and Sig Sauer SG 551; Springfield Armory SAR–48; Steyr AUG; Sturm, Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Rife M–14/20CF; All Thompson rifles, including the following: Thompson M1SB, Thompson T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson T1B, Thompson T1B100D, Thompson T1B50D, Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1–C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5, Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C; UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78; Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.

Pistols: All semi-auto versions of the following: AK–47 types, including the following: Centurion 39 AK pistol, Draco AK–47 pistol, HCR AK–47 pistol, IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol, Krinkov pistol, Mini Draco AK–47 pistol, Yugo Krebs Krink pistol; All AR–15 types, including the following: American Spirit AR–15 pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR–15 pistol, Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Calico Liberty pistols; DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol; Encom MP–9 and MP–45; Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol; Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9, and TEC–DC9; Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol; The following MAC types: MAC–10, MAC–11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11, Velocity Arms VMAC; Sig Sauer P556 pistol; Sites Spectre; All Thompson types, including the following: Thompson TA510D, Thompson TA5; All UZI types, including: Micro-UZI. any Glock, Sig, Ruger, 1911and more

Shotguns: All semi-auto versions of the following: Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12; All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01, IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika; Streetsweeper; Striker 12.

Any Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms.

The Liberal Socialists, every Democrat and a few turn coat republicans will be remember in the upcoming elections for almost stealing our 2nd amendment rights.

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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 10:29 am
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OK ALREADY ! you have done your "conservative" homework

I believe, MUCH OF YOUR HOMEWORK, does show that semi-auto guns with high capasity magazines ARE assault weapons. In accordance with the second amendment, I believe that Obama has the legal "OBLIGATION" to define what assault weapons and "a-well-regulated-militia" are.

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nofanofobama 04/19/13 - 10:38 am
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T3BLEDSOE--no he

T3BLEDSOE--no he doesnt.....show me where???????

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 10:42 am
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I don't see that obligation
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I don't see that obligation anywhere in law or the Constitution.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/19/13 - 10:44 am
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He Will Not Give Up!

BIDEN: Obama Planning Executive Actions on Guns

(Info Wars) – Obama and his coterie of anti-Second Amendment advocates are not willing to accept the Senate’s rejection of gun legislation. According to BuzzFeed, Obama will force his will on the American people through unconstitutional executive actions.

According to a BuzzFeed source, Joe Biden told gun control “stakeholders” via conference call on Thursday that the fight against the Second Amendment is not over and additional laws will be imposed on firearms owners.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 10:46 am
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t3bledsoe....do you think
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t3bledsoe....do you think Obama should define "the people" as in the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. No matter how he defines "well regulated militia" it won't change SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 10:53 am
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The President MUST HAVE SOME POWERS

Why can we not agree that President Obama, or President Anybody, MUST have some powers to define clouded matters of the Constitution. You do not prove any more than I can prove that The Constitution should be allowed Executive Powers to clearify these clouded areas.

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nofanofobama 04/19/13 - 10:57 am
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as we all know..liberals are

as we all know..liberals are always generous with our money and and very stingy on our rights...

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 11:13 am
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Here we go again with the well regulated militia

I don't see how our founding fathers could be clearer about "the well regulated militia. This is clearly The Armed Services of today. The part about owning guns, NOBODY will take sporting, hunting, and / or protection guns. The President doesn't have to redefine "people", just the kind of weapons publicly available.

As a side note: we need to comment on the other LTE about Mexican Boarder.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 11:36 am
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The president's powers are
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The president's powers are spelled out specifically in the Constitution. Nowhere does it say that he defines ANYTHING.....and for good reason.

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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 11:36 am
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The phrase "well-regulated"
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The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 11:56 am
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"Why can we not agree that
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"Why can we not agree that President Obama, or President Anybody, MUST have some powers to define clouded matters of the Constitution." Because it is NOT his job. It's called separation of powers----checks and balances. The founders didn't just throw the Constitution together. It was well thought out.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 12:00 pm
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Humble Angela. Did you just cut and paste your 11:36 post

You and another linguist said about the same thing about "well-regulated" meaning something different in the 1700's. If you all are going to argue about the 1700's language vs. today, THAT HAS GONE WAY OVER THE TOP !

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 12:07 pm
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Yes I did cut and paste it.
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Yes I did cut and paste it. The Constitution was written in 1787, so I believe that the way language was used in the 1700's is far from over the top. Why are YOU trying to redefine what the framers of the Constitution actually meant?

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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 12:13 pm
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And why would you want to
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And why would you want to bestow powers to the President that are not called out in the Constitution? Interpreting the law and its constitutionality is the job of the court...NOT the President.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 12:16 pm
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Color in England is colour !

Why are YOU trying to redefine what the framers of the Constitution actually meant? Because you-all want your "modern day guns" then use "modern day meanings".

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 12:23 pm
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I am out-a-here

Going for a while, but "I'll be back".

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 12:27 pm
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When the Constitution was
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When the Constitution was written, the framers were OK with people having state of the art military weapons. Why would you think people shouldn't have the same rights as they did in 1787?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 12:29 pm
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Other LTE about Mexican Boarder

You-all need to comment on the other LTE. You might all disagree with me on this LTE also !

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/19/13 - 12:46 pm
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"A well regulated militia,
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"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms that aren't quite as good as what the military has shall not be infringed."

Do you think that is what the framers wrote? Of course not. The Constitution was written by a bunch of men who had JUST overthrown their government, and knew that a time could come that it must be done again. THAT is why they insisted that the government SHALL NOT INFRINGE on the people's right to be armed. Limiting the type of arms they can have is an infringement.

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dichotomy 04/19/13 - 01:28 pm
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It's simple folks.....we

It's simple folks.....we elect people who look good on TV or seem friendly enough but the lot of them go to Washington and start making laws about stuff they know nothing about. From guns to budgets to the weather.....most of them are idiots led by a few wing nut crusaders.

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