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Isn't The Best Defense A Good Offense?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Abe Froman, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    With all the bills being introduced to further restrict our RIGHTS as gun owners, why are there no bills being introduced to remove some or all of the restrictions we currently have.

    It seems to me that the 2A has been on the defense for quite some time now, only trying to fight whats being forced uppon it. Why not put the gun control people in check. Why are fighting to not register, gun owners out number goverment.


    I guess what I'm saying is why are we being pushed? Shouldnt we be the ones doing the pushing?
     
  2. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Unfortunately most gun owners tend to be private people who just want to be left alone. All the "crusaders" are on the other side of the issue trying to push their narrow beliefs on the rest of us so, we end up playing defense by default.

    I do get your point though and perhaps it is indeed time to start pushing back. :club: :paranoid:
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    There is one in the Washington State House right now to allow supressors: Here: http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3250

    this is the bill, post thanks to Cocktailer: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/House Bills/1604.pdf



     
  4. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I am thinking that if we as a country push to remove restrictions on guns, the gun grabbers will have their hands full trying to deal with that, they wont have time to try and impose more restrictions upon us. By letting them restrict our rights, haven't we already accepted our second amendment to be infringed upon?
     
  5. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    That's what a lot of the pro second amendment groups are trying to do... but we need more of "our kind" in positions of authority at the federal, state, and local levels to really make things happen.

    Then there's the entrenched bureaucrats and assorted types to deal with as well. It's not going to be easy but we definitely need to keep pushing back regardless of whether it's from an offensive or defensive position.

    Good topic. :thumbup:
     
  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Not to be a stick in the mud or anything but... with that extra "k" in there that name... disturbs me. :eek: :bluelaugh:
     
  7. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I just feel that if we are not trying to push to remove what has been done, then we accept being submited.

    There is a defference between trying to win, and just trying not to be defeated. I for one want to win, I dont want a permit to have a long pistol, a short rifle, or a quiet gun of either form, or to carry concealed.
     
  8. Weathermaker

    Weathermaker Washington Member

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    On the other hand...Washington is one of the better states regarding gun laws.
     
  9. SimonJester308

    SimonJester308 kitsap county Member

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    Read the following book- Unintended Consequences by John Ross. Might be an inspiration.
     
  10. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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