on another forum, there was a thread started about fully automatic firearms. one member stated basicly, that because he saw no need for them and in his opinion they were useless and that it seemed only thugs had them, they needed to be banned. now with the position i hold for the 2nd admendment, even though i personally have no need or want of a fully automatic firearm, i could not ever support the banning or restriction of any type on any type of firearm. even though i don't agree with your choice of firearms, i will defend your right to your choice through the upholding of our 2nd admendment rights. the banning of any type of firearm for whatever reason, is just another small step in the complete erosion of our 2nd admendment rights and needs to be stopped at every instance before it becomes rule rather than the exception to the rule. the liberals have tried for many years now to have us believe that gun control laws, restrictions and bans were in our best interests in curbing crime. we as responsible gun owners know this to be untrue and just plain hogwash. the only sensible way to curb crime is to make it just plain hard and difficult on the criminals. concealed and open carry, more states with Castle Laws, and harsher penalties for criminals. give the rights back to the law abiding citizen and let the criminals pay for their crimes instead of liberal slaps on the hand and easy jail time. put them on prison farms and factories, and have them do hard labor everyday of their sentence instead. make prison a place where they have a dread of going back and an incentive to do right instead of wrong. banning any type of firearm, only restricts the law abiding citizen, as the criminals never obtain firearms the legal way in the first place. when a person legally purchases a firearm, they go through a background check, so why should we have fear of a person that is upstanding and law abiding, from having whatever choice of firearm he chooses? IMO, there isn't any reason to because it's firmly established he chooses to abide by the law and doesn't present a danger of commtting criminal acts. my views on this are mine and mine alone. even my wife when asked about banning fully automatic firearms had this to say, " if a person wants to buy one and can afford it, then they should be allowed to own one if they can buy it like any other gun"