infoman wrote:Wow, I've been a member of this forum for many years & probably know as much or more about gun laws & General CHL/LTC than most on this forum yet I get called a "troll" & bashed for saying I'm voting a certain way. In regards to gun control, I know that neither candidate will ban owning guns, neither will "do away" with the 2nd amendment & there will most definitely be a TEXAS LTC 4 years from now. I'm also not for constitutional carry. I'm glad Texas has eligibility requirements for those wanting LTC's. I'm glad that we do thorough background checks & I'm proud to have & know others who have an LTC knowing they are law abiding citizens. Again, no one will ban the owning/carrying of handguns in Texas- no way no how. It's a state thing, the Texas legislature would have to make that call.
- Please support your assertion that you know more about gun laws and general CHL/LTC than "most on this forum". That has no more logical validity than my claim to know more about astronomy than most of Caltech's, MIT's, or JPL's astronomers. It's a nonsense assertion, undeserving of respect, UNLESS it can be backed up by facts. Show me the facts or retract that statement, otherwise, it's just bloviating; and that's how I'll regard your future posts......just bloviating, unsupported by facts.
- Go read the Federalist Papers to understand what the founders actually meant when they wrote the 2nd Amendment......not what you want it to mean.
I think you have been brainwashed about what it means to have rights
, and it is exactly
because people like you think that rights ARE privileges that the free exercise of rights eventually disappears. A privilege is something that someone allows
you do do or have. It's not something that is yours simply because you're a free man (or woman). Whenever you think a right is a privilege, you accede to the notion that it is something that is granted to you by gov't, rather than something which is yours merely because you breath air. In so doing, you ignore a fundamental principle of law, which ANY 1st year law student can tell you, and that is that ANY thing is by default legal, unless some anal retentive party pooper from the left comes along and makes it illegal. That's what laws do. They don't create
rights, they hem them in, limiting them. Whenever someone accepts the spurious notion that the free exercise of a right is a privilege which gov't can suspend, then it is no longer a RIGHT
The Bill of Rights isn't there to grant
you those rights, it is there to restrict gov't intrusion
into them; to protect
them from people who think they are mere privileges, granted by gov't. The 2nd Amendment defines a right to keep and bear arms, and nowhere in its text - OR IN THE WRITINGS OF THE MEN WHO WROTE THE 2ND AMENDMENT - is it defined as restricted to one's home. That it a patently stupid idea.
And I'll add one other thing, having to do with closed minds....... I've been a member of this forum for longer
than you have, and I am always
learning something new, including about the Law. I've never in all that time made a claim to know more about the law than most other members here, and that speaks to a certain amount of arrogance on your part. Arrogance is one of the hallmarks of the left.