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  • If???? And yes, some.
  • My nation doesn't have a second ammendement (sic) and my fellow citizens, for the most part, don't own guns. We get along OK without them, believe it or not.
  • I wouldn't have to once i turn 22. I'm going to be a cop.
  • I've never lived in a country where private ownership of guns was common, so we've never had anything like your second amendment - just strictly controlled firearms ownership, so I haven't got any guns to hide.
  • I don't own a gun, but my fiance and his mother own a gun shop and range. I can imagine they would hide their guns if that ever happened - but I don't think it will. Especially since our own Supreme Court just rules recently that yes, we do in fact have the right to "bear arms". They took a while (over 200 years!) but they finally figured it out.
  • I wish they would revoke,or at least amend the 2nd amendment.I do not own guns,but if I had them I would gladly give them up,or even mail them in.It is funny that every time I tell it like I see it,when it comes to discussing guns, I am always downrated by gun happy trolls.Should I be forced to answer the question the way they feel I should answer it?????????????????
  • the purpose of the 2nd ammendment was to make it clear that citizins have the right to arm themselves to protect themselves from the government itself. Remember that at the time, we had just gone to war with our government, and the founding fathers wanted to make it clear the we, as free citizens, always have the right to fight back against tyrnical leaders. So, based on that, the governent would have to come into my house and physically take them from me. I would not "hide" them, but I would not give them up by free will either. But I also wouldn't put myself or my family in danger over the matter either. a few years ago, before I had a family, they would have had to pry my guns from my cold dead hands.
  • HELL YES I WOULD HIDE MY GUN MY WHOLE FAMILY LOOKS FORWARD TO HUNTING ALL YEAR WHY SHOULD WE GET THAT TAKEN AWAY FROM US BECAUSE OF WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO WRONG
  • You'd have a lot of time to do so. An amendment to the United States Constitution must be ratified by three-quarters of either the state legislatures, or of constitutional conventions specially elected in each of the states, before it can come into effect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_amendments I'm really tired of seeing and hearing people complain that the "The Government" is some Nazi-type of organization whose sole purpose is to hunt down "Patriotic Americans," and take away their Guns. And maybe their Women. From the way I see it, there are two choices. Either Participate in choosing the Government by Voting, supporting Candidates of your Choice to pass Laws that you agree with, Petitioning the Government for Redress from what you think is Unfair, or going to the Courts to Force Elected and/or Appointed Government functionaries to do their Constitutionally determined jobs. The Other Choice is to use your guns to Overthrow The Government of the United States by Force or Violence and establish the rule of what you like. And THAT is called TREASON! I'd be interested in a well-thought-out response from you.
  • I wouldn't, since I don't have any. But I'll bet my dad would. We have a giant gun cabinet in our basement, though. Kinda tough to hide that.
  • My apologies, this should have been a comment. I tried to post as such, but it got caught up in "comment posting" hell. Mr. Sublime- balanced thinking, You should answer the question as you believe. I don't believe you should be downrated for providing an honest, arguably logical point of view. I didn't downrate you on either your answer or your comment, but I'll be honest, I considered doing so based on your less than logical comment. What, do you think - that outlaws/criminals will VOLUNTARILY turn in their weapons? I would suggest that without abrogating the outlaws/criminals 4th amendment rights, they would laugh at the suggestion they turn in their weapons. There are many countries that prohibit citizens from owning weapons, and many countries that do not guarantee their citizens the types of privacy rights we have as a result of the Bill of Rights. I think the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution is one of the reasons the US is a great country.
  • My government doesn't have a 2nd ammendment and gun ownership is strickly licenced, however I have very little faith in the intelligence of the average citizen and wouldn't want them to have guns if it was up to me. The problem as I see it isn't the ownership of guns but the availibility of them. With an arms manufacturering capability able to make enough guns for every man, woman and child in the US to own at least four weapons AND enough lobbyists to create their own army if needed... how is anybody going to muster up the support to repeal the 2nd ammendment? Make it illegal for Colt/Remmington/Winchester/etc. to sell guns to anyone but the US Military and Police forces and that would be enough in my book. For the record... I do not own any guns however I (like everyone in the Canadian Military) requalify with small arms every year. Hope this helps.
  • This is a paranoid hypothetical question. Not even the most rabid, fanatical leftist liberal is even considering revocation of the 2nd Amendment. It ain't gonna happen. Other considerations, to revoke a constitutional amendment: It takes an amendment to revoke an amendment and there are two ways to do it. 1. The Congress proposes the Amendment. The bill, unchanged, must pass both houses by a 2/3 margin. The bill then goes to the states for ratification. A time limit is usually set and 3/4 of the states have to ratify. This is the way the Constitution has been amended to this point. 2. A Constitutional Convention is called by 2/3 of the states. A amendment is proposed by the convention. The amendment then goes to each state legislature for vote. 3/4 of the state legislatures must approve. Why this is constantly brought up as an issue is beyond understanding. -- Unless, of course, it is a scare tactic used to frighten gun owners away from considering any real issues.
  • Gun lobbyists tell people that any legislation limiting the ease with which anyone can purchase any guns they want is the first step in a plan to prohibit the possession of all guns; so that gun manufacturers can sell more guns than they might if the gun limiting legislation under consideration passed. Get it?
  • IT IS possible for the revocation to happen. First they passed an amendment revoking alcohol... it was and in fact still is an amendment. Then they passed another amendment revoking a prior one, ending prohibition of alcohol. So can an amendment be added revoking the 2nd? Yes, it can. And I would be against it. I dont own any guns, but I would be concerned of any nation who illegalizes the peoples ability to defend itself and revolt against the government. Look at what prohibition did for us.... it created mafia powers. Prohibiting guns wont do us any favors... it will just make everyone who owns one a criminal. They will still be secretly manufactured and/or brought into the country in other ways. More power to the mafia. That is because the people of this great nation want rights to do as they please, regardless of the law. We are more anarchists than anything, who wouldnt respect any law that is passed.
  • yes. with the illegal immigrants having guns and the criminals having guns.. you bet I am going to keep my gun. I figure the criminals outweigh law enforcement what 300% or more..I don't expect them to keep me safe.
  • Nope, I'd sit on my front porch with my dad and we'd have all of his guns with us. Too many people who value the 2nd ammendment would fight tooth and nail to protect this freedom.
  • Guns?? I don't know what you are talking about.
  • I'd go out and buy some guns if they did that. Sure sign of a shitstorm
  • If I had any, perhaps. The government cannot revoke the 4th amendment without disolving the Constitution. Without the Constitution, we have no government. Therefore, the government would first have to dissolve itself and be reconstituted. That would be difficult. Constitutional amendments must be ratified according to rather stringent criteria. I have no guns, but I support the right of people to have them.
  • Id use them
  • Yes i would.That is the reason the 2nd Ammendment was put in the Constitution.To keep government from becoming to involved in our personal lifes.
  • I don't have any guns, but I would suggest, if civilian gun ownership is outlawed, however unlikely that is, that anyone with guns should either hide them or start using them. Taking weapons away from the people is a good thing for a police state perhaps, but I kinda like the way things are now as compared to that. We need to be threatening to our government if things are going to work right.
  • I don't have any except a couple airsoft rifles and a pistol, now if they tried taking my personal collection of knifes and swords away, I will be forced to bury them until the coast is clear.
  • Re the answer by Stronghart - Technically you are correct if it were to happen by Govt legislation - however in practice you are very very naive. Here are some other examples that show why. First, all that needs to happen is that the Supreme Court rules that the 2nd amendment does not apply to individuals (they were only just recently one vote off doing that with a conservative court). As soon as they do that there would be no higher authority to stop it and or reverse it and each city, county, state and or the Federal Govt, could pass laws that would end gun ownership in any form that they choose fit. Second, they can continue doing what they are already doing - which is adding more and more regulation until it gun ownership just becomes too hard to do. Third they can continue to put both gun manufactures and gun shops out of business by special taxation (over 400 cities have done this on the past 3 years alone), legal action from many different angles (even the law suit protection gun manufactures got a few years back from the Federal Govt is being overridden by law courts and states that just won't follow the law). I could list many many more ways - there must be a 100 or more examples I could give. Regards, Gordon
  • no. i dont have any guns nor do i believe they are needed so i might end up volunteering to collect them. i might get shot but if congress revoked the amendment and the govt. required it i would follow the law.
  • I'll take all of my guns outside and start shooting things. If that happens, I really don't advise anyone to start hiding their weapons...
  • Yes...and everyone i know would too
  • i wouldent hide them, i would yell out my door "come and try to get my guns bitches!" i would barricade my house and kill anyone who thinks they can take away my hard earned rights (army infantry combat vet) HOOAH!
  • "My nation doesn't have a second ammendement (sic) and my fellow citizens, for the most part, don't own guns. We get along OK without them, believe it or not." You guys really don't get it do you? You think that just because you "get along okay" without them now that that will always be the case? Get a clue. All throughout history governments have perpetrated horrible crimes against unarmed people; in fact, that seems to be their preferred targets. Those who say, "That won't happen here" are just verging on ignorant stupidity. Open your eyes, grow up, read some history and political science books and expand your mind. The only thing that matters is individual rights; at least it should matter. Would you rather be in prison and perfectly safe or free and in slight danger? (not that gun crime is truly that significant; at least not the kind that isn't caused by the War On Drugs) So, before you open your mouth again and act like you know something about political history, science and firearms, think twice because you're probably making yourself look like a fool, at least to intelligent people.
  • It's not a question of 'if' "they" will ignore the second amendment (more so than "they" do already) but 'when'. So, to answer your question: Yes, I would hide some and keep at least one at home for each family member. The only way "gestapo" would be fired on with my family around is if they attacked first. Otherwise, I would sit back and wait to see if overthrow was popular. If so, then I would join the resistance. This, of course, should only be used as a last resort; however, I'm sure any man or woman, once they see what oppression is really like, will choose freedom, even if death is a possibility, over slavery (or virtual slavery). Anybody who wouldn't is a coward, period. The same kind of people who would rat on their friends just to get a reduced jail sentence. (this is actually illegal for the govt. to do, read about it. They claim that when the law says, "whoever" it really means "anyone except the government". This is how they get around the law that says noone can bribe a witness with anything of value, including reduced sentences. They also pay witnesses; it's standard practice. Bet you didn't know that!) (P.S. I have never met any truly intelligent person who values freedom that thinks we shouldn't be allowed to have weapons. The only way for an individual to be free is for him to retain all of his natural rights and have control over his own body and property; which includes the ability to protect himself from all enemies.)
  • Guns in the hands of US Citizens have prevented over 200,000 crimes in 2008. Where gun laws are the least restrictive, crime has steadily declined. Countries where guns have been banned, i.e. England, gun crime is spiraling out of control. The US government does not have to revoke the 2nd amendment to accomplish the disarming of it's citizens. It only needs to make it so difficult or expensive to obtain or use a gun that it reduces the number of gun owners.
  • I had an illegal gun years (decades in fact) ago so if I wanted to own a gun, I would and would hide it. This thread is hilarious because I see people who will go on and on about how "the law is the law" but toss that attitude out when it comes to the possibility of laws they find unfair. Everyone in here who claims they would hide their guns should have no problem with people who do things illegal as protest to current law (just including laws that harm no one else).
  • Yes. obama and his dictatorship will never disarm most of us.
  • I don't think it will come to having to hide our guns. All the government has to do is to ban the ammo. If they ban all guns then the only ones to have them will be criminals, their guns are never registered anyway ! So if they ban guns and you need one just check out the local hood ! It has been that way for ever !
  • yes, ammo too...
  • yes, but it would never happen..mainly because I don't think the peoples would allow the government this control....:)justme
  • Yes I would. Mr. Stronghart and Mr. ET-11 are exactly correct, according to the U.S. Constitution. But look at how the government has trampled on the Constitution for decades. The rule of law means absolutely nothing to the despots in Washington. I'm not singling out Obama and picking on him, it's Bush too, and you can go all the way back to Lincoln for constitutional violations. So, with a government that disregards the very document that is the foundation of our nation, why would anyone be so blind as to think they would not violate it further and start going house to house (like they did in New Orleans, remember that?) on a mission of gun confiscation. The 2nd Amendment says the right of the people to bear arms "shall not be infringed". You have to pay money to the government for a conceal carry permit. That is infringement. Numerous gun regulations exist that are both restrictive and prohibitive. That is infringement. However, I am all for keeping guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to society or themselves. Do I trust the government? Not in the least. You let the government get away with one slight violation, then they commit another, and another, and so on, as they have done for decades. Washington simply cannot be trusted. They continually lie, steal our money, compromise our safety and sovereignty, and are all about staying in power, and grabbing more power, instead of being the servants they are supposed to be. Yes, there is most certainly a correct and legal manner in which to repeal the 2nd Amendment, and I do not think it could ever be done, legally.
  • When you buy a gun, you fill out the paperwork, and it gets sent in. So, when the gun grabbers come for your guns, they know what kind and how many. If you hide them, you will be asked to account for them. Sold ? = paperwork, gift ?= transfer, stolen ?= police report ?????????? How would you get around this overlooked detail ? -------------------------------------------------------- By the way i don't think the gov. is likely to abolish our constitutional right to bear arms, they won't need to. They will just put up so many road blocks, hoops , restrictions, laws, and or buts and red tape that it will be impossible for the average person to own a gun or perhaps too much of a hassle to bother. This would serve there agenda just as well.
  • Hide them? Hell no... You can't have a revolution with hidden guns!
  • Nope... that would be the right time to use them.
  • Guns? What guns? I lost them all in a tragic boating accident ;-)

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