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Brock Masters

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fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Tell me then when the military used it? The AR 15 was not used by the military.

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

One topic I haven’t heard discussed is stolen guns. Many crimes are committed with stolen guns. I suspect the penalty for stealing a gun is not very severe so let’s refiew the, and make the penalty 25 years without parole for stealing, selling or possessing a stolen gun. Proglably wont deter but will get the criminals off the street for 25 years.

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Are you serious? No other right is more regulated than the 2nd amendment

Tell me one other right where you have to do the following to exercise.

Pay a fee for a background check, complete an affidavit and pass a background check. Sure there are some exceptions but the majority of people buying guns buy them from a dealer. And in some states you have to be fingerprinted, pass a background check and take training at your expense to carry it concealed.

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Read the rest of the story. It failed, was sold to Colt who had to redesign it and its new design was the M16 which was sold to the military. Colt kept the name for its new line of civilian semiauto rifles. The AR 15 was never used by the militaryColt rebranded it the Colt ArmaLite AR-15. Colt marketed the redesigned AR-15 rifle various military services around the world and it was subsequently adopted by the United States military as the M16 Rifle, which went into production in March 1964.[4][7] Colt continued to use the AR-15 trademark for its line of semi-automatic-only rifles marketed to civilian and law-enforcement customers, known as Colt AR-15. The Armalite AR-15 is the parent of a variety of Colt AR-15 & M16 rifle variants.

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Trump has said he wants to ban bump stocks, enhance and fund the background check system, and consider raising the age for gun ownership. I think these are “right things.”

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Cool - I’m in a well-regulated militia so I’m good to go.

Even so, I do not own any weapons of war

On Editorial: Guns and the art of compromise

Posted 22 February 2018, 11:34 a.m. Suggest removal

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Maybe, but if you start with that premise then there isn’t any chance to give him the opportunity to do the right thing.

Trump is a simple man. Praise him when he says the right thing and you will motivate him to follow through. Attack him and he will through a tantrum and not do it out of spite.

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

I don’t. The AR was and always has been a civilian weapon. Educate yourself if you’re going to debate the issue.

Again, educate yourself. We are not other countries. We have a 2nd amendment- they don’t. Want to ban all weapons like other countries then repeal the second amendment otherwise respect it as a right and law just like you expect others to respect your rights and abide by the law.

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Ask yourself does attacking him for the card and focusing your comments on it help or hurt the conversation looking for solutions?

fred_mertz (Brock Masters) says...

Does it really matter? Is it a bad thing if he used it as a reminder to listen and not speak as Trump is apt to get caught up in the moment and speak without listening?

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