Originally posted by Hank
As for guns, AKs, sawed off shotguns, uzis, subs, etc are rarely used for "self-defense" or hunting or for sport. They are mainly used to kill people and unfortunately if people want them, they'll get them (illegally or legally). But, I support sport shooting (I tried that as a kid with a .22 with the boy scouts), hunting, etc. But not in the hands of criminals, or loons. It is really hard to keep track of what kinds of guns should be illegal or not since a lot of guns change every day in addition to having different types come out and therein lies the problem of some form of control.. My friend is a sport shooter and competes in tournaments. His gun, a "sports version of an M16" rifle that is regularly used at competitions for years was banned by the state of california recently since they redefined it as an "assault rifle".
As for liberals being bad, it depends on the level. If you are blindly saying liberal is good without thinking of how bad it can get, then i believe that is bad since it can become communist or anarchist. Thats why i believe in balance.. Being overly conservative is bad too (ie nazi, or zionist). My history teacher in HS explained this well. If you take a piece of paper and looked at the far left and the far right, the edges can touch together when you curl it up and you basically have the same thing. Overly crazed, power hungry, extremists with no sense of anything else. And since these guys are polar opposites, they clash.