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Vote NO on H.R. 1296

H.R 1296 states:
To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

This resolution is in direct conflict with the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution states:

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Such language has created considerable debate regarding the Amendment's intended scope. On the one hand, some believe that the Amendment's phrase "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" creates an individual constitutional right for citizens of the United States. Under this "individual right theory," the United States Constitution restricts legislative bodies from prohibiting firearm possession, or at the very least, the Amendment renders prohibitory and restrictive regulation presumptively unconstitutional. On the other hand, some scholars point to the prefatory language "a well regulated Militia" to argue that the Framers intended only to restrict Congress from legislating away a state's right to self-defense. Scholars have come to call this theory "the collective rights theory." A collective rights theory of the Second Amendment asserts that citizens do not have an individual right to possess guns and that local, state, and federal legislative bodies therefore possess the authority to regulate firearms without implicating a constitutional right.

There is much confusion about rifle terminology, and Congress is using that in there legislative wording to make Americans think that they should not possess an "assault weapon" , such as the mislabeled AR-15, that could be used in mass shootings. There is no such thing as an "assault weapon", but there is the assault rifle (M-16) used by the military which has capability for full automatic firing. THE AR-15 DOES NOT, it is a single fire rifle that requires you to pull the trigger for every shot, unless it has been illegally modified for full automatic firing.

But, congress wants to acquire all of our "assault weapons", which includes the very popular AR-15, to basically disarm the most law abiding US citizens. How will that stop the criminals from acquiring assault weapons?? And, if we are disarmed how are we supposed to protect and feed ourselves?? All congresspersons have security personnel who possess "assault weapons" with 24 hr protection, which WE are paying for, so you can legislate our protection away, but YOU get to keep yours. NO way. You will never get our weapons, because we are fully protected by the 2nd Amendment. You are bound by your oath of office to uphold the US Constitution. Vote NO ON H.R. 1296.

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