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Do Republicans want to legalize machine guns? (Original Post) Frasier Balzov Jun 14 OP
Yes RandySF Jun 14 #1
Yes PJMcK Jun 14 #2
The second amendment was written central scrutinizer Jun 14 #10
What military are you speaking of? sarisataka Jun 14 #19
I'd make a joke/pun but I'm not in the mood. BootinUp Jun 14 #3
I thought older ones were still legal. 50 Shades Of Blue Jun 14 #4
The SC does. In anticipation of the civil war MOMFUDSKI Jun 14 #5
Isn't it obvious? Metaphorical Jun 14 #6
Not exactly...... Red Mountain Jun 14 #7
Yes. They also want a civil war so they can burn down the United States. haele Jun 14 #8
Machine guns are already legal. yagotme Jun 14 #9
Interesting! Frasier Balzov Jun 14 #12
Easily checkable misinformation shouldn't be used in a campaign message, IMHO. yagotme Jun 14 #14
So a voter checks and finds you're right. Frasier Balzov Jun 14 #15
Could be "Well, they are legal, the campaign lied to me, yagotme Jun 14 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author Frasier Balzov Jun 14 #11
A bump stock is a machine gun... WarGamer Jun 14 #13
you know what republicans were positing bigtree Jun 14 #16
Well, both can be used recreationally, or misused, yagotme Jun 14 #18

central scrutinizer

(11,758 posts)
10. The second amendment was written
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 05:12 PM
Jun 14

When the average farmer had the same weapon as a soldier. To keep up with the times, a real patriot should have a nuclear tipped cruise missile in a silo in his back yard

sarisataka

(19,599 posts)
19. What military are you speaking of?
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 06:17 PM
Jun 14

In my military career I was never issued a "nuclear tipped cruise missile" as a personal weapon

The hyperbole is looking at absurd in the rearview mirror.

MOMFUDSKI

(6,912 posts)
5. The SC does. In anticipation of the civil war
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 04:50 PM
Jun 14

they want so “Alito’s side will win”. This could not be uglier.

Metaphorical

(1,720 posts)
6. Isn't it obvious?
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 04:51 PM
Jun 14

More machine guns, more mass killings, more disruption, the more that they can paint Biden as weak on crime.

Red Mountain

(1,783 posts)
7. Not exactly......
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 04:59 PM
Jun 14

guarantee you they won't be letting them in the SC building.

What they want to do is 'stick it to the libs'.

Whatever reasonable people want, they oppose.

They're the juvenile court.

haele

(12,847 posts)
8. Yes. They also want a civil war so they can burn down the United States.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 05:04 PM
Jun 14

For some reason, they think they can destroy democracy and kill off all the undesirables whereupon localized compounds run by petty political oligarchs can be set up under some council of the super wealthy Elect. All the grunt work and service work will be technology provided by the compliant technocrats, so the drastic reduction of population won't be felt by those left behind.
And they honestly believe they're going to be able to have the same quality of life they currently have under our current large, diverse, messy, regulated democracy, only without the large population, diversity and regulations.
Sort of like they think it will go go down like: A = A Civil War against all the wimpy, corrupt Liberals and laws they don't like + B = Bang, bang, booms and shrapnel, and after the smoke clears, all the infrastructure is still in place and working; which all ends up at C = Conservatives win and make a new Kingdom of Heaven in perpetuity and everyone is happy in the social position they're really supposed to be in.

There are no consequences, no "in the long run" in the world of the modern GOP. Only the cynical battle for power and quick profits.

Haele

yagotme

(3,389 posts)
9. Machine guns are already legal.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 05:10 PM
Jun 14

Paperwork, background checks, taxes. And state permission. A few states don't, have to get dealer's license.

yagotme

(3,389 posts)
14. Easily checkable misinformation shouldn't be used in a campaign message, IMHO.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 05:24 PM
Jun 14

Makes the messenger look like an idiot.

Frasier Balzov

(3,007 posts)
15. So a voter checks and finds you're right.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 05:31 PM
Jun 14

And the reaction is "Oh OK Then, If They're Already Legal?"

Don't you suppose the reaction might be more like "WTF They're Already Legal?? Time For A F*** Change!"

yagotme

(3,389 posts)
17. Could be "Well, they are legal, the campaign lied to me,
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 06:06 PM
Jun 14

I don't know anyone shot or killed with one, so that party is full of it, so they don't get my vote." Depends on the personal opinion of the voter, I guess.

Response to Frasier Balzov (Original post)

bigtree

(87,402 posts)
16. you know what republicans were positing
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 05:34 PM
Jun 14

...when they voted to decriminalize someone driving into a crowd of protesters?

That "cars aren't weapons."

You drive either one into a crowd of protesters and the effect is the same.

But who thought up this silly analogy between cars and machine guns, anyway?

yagotme

(3,389 posts)
18. Well, both can be used recreationally, or misused,
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 06:08 PM
Jun 14

can cause multiple deaths if misused, and it's easier to buy a car than it is a machinegun.

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