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Posted: 1/12/2006 2:48:43 PM EDT
The more and more I hear about gun confiscation and losing things on boating trips and shit, I keep on wondering about a certain law I thought existed:
EX POST FACTO
A law that makes illegal an act that was legal when committed, increases the penalties for an infraction after it has been committed, or changes the rules of evidence to make conviction easier. The Constitution prohibits the making of ex post facto law.

"The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil. Copyright © 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved."


Doesnt that mean that since you owned the firearms legally before the law was made that they couldnt take them away, since it was legal to own when they were purchased? It seems to fall under ex post facto to confiscate guns that were legally owned before made illegal. YOUR THOUGHTS!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:50:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 2:53:35 PM EDT by motown_steve]
Nope. All it means is that they cannot prosecute you for owning X before X was banned. If however, you continue to own X after X has been banned then you can be prosecuted.

Example:

The government outlaws blenders and requires that all blenders be turned in to the government by 2/1/2006. On 2/7/2006 the local SWAT team kicks in your door while you are making yourself a milkshake. You're toast.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:51:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 2:51:35 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:20:20 PM EDT
Well that sucks ass. I need to go on a damn boating trip...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:22:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 7:23:02 PM EDT by krpind]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Nope. All it means is that they cannot prosecute you for owning X before X was banned. If however, you continue to own X after X has been banned then you can be prosecuted.

Example:

The government outlaws blenders and requires that all blenders be turned in to the government by 2/1/2006. On 2/7/2006 the local SWAT team kicks in your door while you are making yourself a milkshake. You're toast.



You're analogy cracked me up.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:23:16 PM EDT
THEY can do whatever they want.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:24:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:19:49 PM EDT
My toaster fucking sucks. They can take it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:54:59 PM EDT
I have a preban blender.. Sharp blades, all the evil speed switches AND a glass container... Am I cool?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:03:42 PM EDT
Ah, spoons are better anyways. I never really liked blenders in the first place. Spoons are more reliable. They're cheaper too since they don't use electricity.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:42:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bad_Aim:
Well that sucks ass. I need to go on a damn boating trip...



Boating trips...

Don't you people realize that governments rule by the consent of the governed?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:54:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Bad_Aim:
Well that sucks ass. I need to go on a damn boating trip...



Boating trips...

Don't you people realize that governments rule by the consent of the governed?




Bahhahahahahah, funny shit. Ton of sarcasm.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:56:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Bad_Aim:
Well that sucks ass. I need to go on a damn boating trip...



Boating trips...

Don't you people realize that governments rule by the consent of the governed?




Really...

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