We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Washington DC experienced a sudden drop in homicides after the Heller ruling -- even though a paltry 800 people have apparently received permission to keep guns at home. (Received permission? I could do a lot on that idea.) I would like to know how many homicides, pre-Heller, involved convicted felons (who can't legally own a gun anyway) killing people without criminal records, and how many such homicides are happening now? Or how many occurred in the course of a robbery, pre-Heller, and how many post-Heller? Did all homicide types fall, or mostly the attacks on law-abiding residents? I dunno. A lot of homicides are offender-on-offender, where nobody is legally supposed to have a gun anyway.
#3 John - look further, 5 signed the majority opinion but at least two more agreed on incorporation (haven't seen anything about Breyer, and Stevens is apparently not even aware of what case he is writing about). I still see posts saying Heller was 5-4 even though all nine actually agreed the 2nd acknowledged individual right rather than collective.
Walking Horse ... We are in complete agreement with you about the Taurus The Judge revolver. Our hands are no longer able to cock and aim any shotgun, and Taurus the Judge, with a 6 1/2 inch long barrel makes an excellent home defense substitute, comfortable for old hands to hold and the long barrel makes it more accurate for us to shoot. Makes a great house gun and, as we are a border state, a house gun is a necessity.
Possibly you meant to say you will not obey a gun ban but I'm assuming you meant what was posted.
You are free to do without a gun in this country. I have had guns at times and not had guns at times. A gun ban is illegal in America under our Constitution and should not be obeyed for that reason.
Way back when, I was in the USMC Reserves, lived in Boston, and owned a semi-auto target rifle. I came to find out that I was breaking a Boston law. I continued to ignore that Unconstitutional law until I moved.
Little hard to ignore the SWAT team when they come through the door.
Unless you hid it where the landlord can't see it, or the plumber. And didn't tell a soul you had it or ever transported it back and forth from the range.
Its a little hard to ignore a gun ban unless you have a large body of armed men behind you and are ready to start the revolution.