A few thoughts
Seems everywhere I go both in real life and on the internet, there is talk of guns and rights...I can't seem to get away from it no matter where I am. So here are just a few random things that have come to mind when people prattle on with their antigun rants.
People like to rehash the Presidents tired statement about getting weapons of war off the streets. AR15's aren't what the founders had in mind when they wrote the 2nd Amendment.
Weren't weapons of war exactly what civillians had when the 2nd Amendment was written. True, there is no way they could have envisioned an AR15, however does that make the amendment less relevant? If so, does a website, blog, television show, radio show, Flying Spaghetti Monster based religion deserve less than the full protections offered by the 1st Amendment? Surely these things could not have been concieved or dreamed of when the Bill of Rights was written.
Nobody needs high capacity clips.
Does that list of nobody include law enforcement, military, armed security? Well they are exempt. Why? Because they might run into a situation where they need that many bullets. What about the rest of us? Are we not to be afforded the same "fighting chance" when it comes to magazine capacity? Something about that whole life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness thing.....I quite enjoy living and somebody who is going to try to cause me harm or kill me most certainly would interfere with my pursuit of happiness.
Nobody needs to have guns.
Nobody needs a car. Ride a bike, take the bus, or walk. Nobody needs jewelry. Nobody needs an Ipod. The list could go on and on for days about things people don't need.
All guns do is kill people.
As do cigarettes. I'm betting they have caused more deaths in this country than guns. Nothing good can come from a cigarette, yet they are completely legal. Wheres the public outrage over that? Wheres the outrage over gas station loopholes where underage people get their hands on cigarettes?
They should register guns like cars and make you get a license.
Interesting. There are people who commit numerous crimes with their vehicles, DUI's,speeding, getting into accidents without insurance, hit and runs....yet they still have the legal right to drive and buy vehicles. So would this mean you could rob a bank, get out of prison and be eligible to purchase firearms again? Licenses?? Does that mean a prolific number of public ranges will be built? We can cross state lines with a firearm without fear of violating any laws? Will eminent domain be used to get rid of that one lone house holding up the development of a new public rifle range?
Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest.
Last edited by Tom Servo; December 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM.