mic asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 month ago

why havent semi auto weapons been banned in the US ?

You dont need fast shooting guns to hunt.

You can keep your one shotter rifles though

27 Answers

  • 2 days ago

    Oh my.  You certainly are misinformed. Allow me to give you a civics lesson. Please learn.

    In the U.S., “We the People” have ALL the rights, which said rights pre-existed the Constitution. We were here first. WE created the Constitution and granted to it certain limited powers.  The Constitution does not grant rights to We the People.  We the People grant limited powers to it.

    The Constitution grants limited POWERS to the federal government, which are enumerated therein. Those powers are granted to the government by “We the People.” All powers not vested in the federal government by “We the People” remain vested in “We the People,” and with the States. The government does not give us rights, we give it limited powers.

    “We the People” have all the rights. “We the People” have granted only certain limited powers to the government to conduct its business. Get it?

    The Bill of Rights does not grant RIGHTS to “We the People,” it reiterates and reinforces that our RIGHTS, which pre-existed the Constitution, shall remain with “We the People” and that those rights SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED UPON BY ANYONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Get it?

    If we allow the liberals to take away one of the Bill of Rights, they will not stop until all are gone. They’re already have plans to corrupt the Supreme Court because they think it is too conservative. And, they want to eleminate the Electoral College to try to give themselves an unfair advantage at the polls. Read the Constitution and The Federalist Papers.

    The POTUS is elected by the States for a reason, so that all States, regardless of population, will have a more equal voice in electing the POTUS. If the POTUS were elected by the people then liberal enclaves could outweigh the rest of us at the polls. The Founders, having escaped from a suppressive country, knew what they were doing when they wrote the Constitution.

    The liberals want nothing less than a Totalitarian state with themselves in charge. They will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.

    People may, if they wish, chose to not avail themselves of some of “We the People’s” rights, or, they can chose to live in a Socialist country if it would make them feel safer.

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Guns DO NOT EXIST IN THE U.S.A. for hunting. We should be allowed to have as good as the military has. See Founding Fathers and the U.S.A. Constitution as amended.

  • C_F_45
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Congress have no power to disarm the people. Their swords and EVERY other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the Federal or State governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." Tench Coxe(Continental Congress 1788)

    U.S. vs Cruikshank 1876 SCOTUS decision "The right to keep and bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; neither is it in ANY manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The Second Amendment means no more than that it shall not be infringed by Congress, and has no other effect than to restrict the power of the national government." IOW you have a pre political(a natural or God given right if you prefer), to defend yourself, your family, your freedom and your country with the best weapon(s) available.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I agree with you.   Why has military grade weapon not been banned?  because.... the senators like to use AR-15 semi auto rifle for shooting hogs and probably "their enemies".    it is confusing and weird to see someone "laughing" when they are shooting a propane gas and it explodes.   they are amused by explosion and destruction.   and probably, this comment with get the most "thumbs down".  People dont like being real these days....

    • Gary4 weeks agoReport

      If we're going to be real, let's be honest about the fact that semi-auto guns are not military grade weapons. Stop telling lies and be real.

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  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Why haven't cars that go over the speed limit been banned. They kill as many people as guns

  • 1 month ago

    1. The Second Amendment is not about hunting. 2. If the bad guys have semi autos then the good guys should have them too. 3. As long as I do not hurt someone with my gun, you should not be telling me I can not have it.

    • Staap It
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      If cops have them any citizen NOT disqualified from owning a firearm, MUST also be allowed to have the same. Otherwise those who choose NOT to have a badge are second class citizens.

  • Rick
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Most simply because to ban them would be in violation of our Constitution.

  • 1 month ago

    Well interesting most here are clueless so far. Are you speaking of the ability to fire successive shots quickly. Is that the problem you see with Semi Auto Firearms ?

    Did you know a PUMP action CAN be fired faster then a Semi Auto ? I know guys so quick I tease them. I call them the INVISIBLE hand. Heck, go to any Skeet range and watch guys shoot the Doubles with a Pump gun. Just about anyone can rack those things quick.

    As far as hand guns a revolver can be fired just as rapidly as any semi automatic.


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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    maybe theyre afraid to ban them

    • daniel g
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      It would start the bloodiest civil war in mankind's history.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    you need it for self defence

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