The only citizens using assault weapons are gang bangers and mass murderers. I know most of the legal gun owners out there are respectful, law abiding citizens and should be able to own a gun if they are able, but there is no reason for any civilian to own an assault weapon, so then why not try to get rid of all of these weapons from the streets?
The thing you call a poor and tired excuse is something many Americans have died for so that you have a choice not to exercise said right.
Justified revolution is only justified when all other available options are exhausted and the government continues to take ground unconstitutionally.
So, no, owning an "assault weapon" is constitutional. There are over 2,000 gun control laws and a ban on fully automatic guns. Unfortunately, semi-automatic guns are being targeted unfairly, even though there is verified police footage of the police finding the Sandy Hook shooter's gun in the trunk of the car; he never left the school once he went inside - so his weapons were four pistols. This demonstrates the length the government is willing to go - and shows that it has been waiting to implement this political strategy: construe the sane as mentally ill, propagandize and "educate" people about guns, keep a national database on all of us, and potentially return the formerly legal guns they plan to unconstitutionally seize.
If you try to get rid of all the guns only the government, police, and criminals will have guns.
Plus people would violently revolt in response to guns being seized.
Since our government, as proven by Operation Fast & Furious, supply the guns to the criminals, I'd say that leaves us in a pickle.
Edited by Eonwe, 17 January 2013 - 02:36 AM.