Is there any situation or circumstance where you unequivocally would agree that the private ownership, sale, or use of a firearm is warranted? Either a specific or general condition where you'd unconditionally support an unassailable ownership, use, or sale of a firearm and would do so to the point of writing it in explicit and specific language into the US Constitution?
It probably has been discussed endlessly in a different thread, but with the whole CT school shooting I am guessing this is the new and latest cause d'jour of the Left-- to which my thinking is that there can be no compromise on this issue. Based on your (the Left's) track record, any compromise just lets the camel's nose under the tent to be soon followed by the rest of the smelly animal. And to the extent that gay marriage, legalized drug use, and every other social/cultural issue has been used as a template for change, this particular issue now can actually affect me and mine in that if enacted my ability to defend myself and those I love is impacted, unlike those other political footballs which are largely philosophical/religious questions.
Based on this set of assumptions, is there any room for compromise if I were willing to seriously talk about gun control (and I had the sole power to enact legislation to make it so)? Is there a point at which you would unconditionally recognise my right to own, sell, and use a firearm in exchange for specific conditions in return?
Feel free to imagine you could make this so for argument's sake and if necessary, list specific weapon types, caliber, magazine capacity, and, what the heck, color, since black plastic seems to make you guys irate.
I am listening.
Edited, Dec 24th 2012 3:13pm by Totem