Originally Posted by Pilotdude3407
It really isn't all that outdated. The 2nd amendment was created to protect the people from a tyrannical government. It was intended so the general a population would be able to fight off a threatening government...like Britain. Just because the weapon systems then were very basic doesn't mean it becomes invalid now. IF we ever had to fight the federal government we would essentially be at a disadvantage because they are allowed to own things we are not. The bottom line is, the government does not trust individuals with such massive fire power. It is sad we have gotten here, especially since in the big scheme of things, this is not that big of a deal. (I.e. cars kill more people than guns, so do doctors, so do a lot of things)
Sadly after today this debate seems pointless. In no way do I think today would have been prevented with any version of the AWB but regardless of that fact I think we will see it re-enacted. As feel good legislation.
Any such notion as the repeal (which most on here support) or even altering (which I support) of the NFA is a dead issue.
The votes in D.C. are there to bring the AWB back is at least some form.