Thursday, January 17, 2013

Guns and Stuff

Josh's Ideas and thoughts on Guns, the Second amendment and such. No order. Just "buckshot" Get it?

Imagine that in my yard, neighbors
It is the right to bear arms. Not guns. If you interpret arms to mean machine gun then tell me why I cannot interpret the same as atomic bomb? If you have trouble, then you already agree with me on gun control. We are just haggling over details. No constitutional violation. Quit your crying.

"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." Yep... "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State". Since we did not have a professional army at the time we needed our citizens to be familiar with muskets so they could defend the nation and the government would not have to pay for guns. "War on! BYOG!" Bring your own guns.  Since we now have the most powerful professional army on the earth. This seems silly.

What about the second amendment protecting us from a tyrannical autocratic state? Try to stop the United States Army with your machine gun. Stop the choppers, tanks, Aircraft Carriers, Bombers, Nuclear Subs, Nuclear Missiles, and thousands upon thousands of troops. If you can resist even the ATF with your private arsenal, then you are Action movie baddass. Or is that just the fantasy...
Get past these and you still have the Marines...

Sure, you can kill people with a hatchet or a knife. It's just so much more satisfying to mow down a whole crowd in 35 seconds. I would just like to keep that power out of the hands of those who might be so inclined. Call me crazy. Or, call someone who wants the power to kill two dozen people in a few moments crazy. Your choice.

"We cannot have a federal registry because it will make it easier to confiscate the guns later." This necessitates the hidden assumption that these people are looking to break a law which has not even been written yet. Next time someone makes this sort of argument, listen to the statement. Close. They want to stop a law which would make it harder to break another law which has not yet been written. Go 'Murica!I come from country, farm folks. Where there were guns just laying around. I learned to shoot at 9 or 10. Without permission. Just picked them up and went out to the pasture. In the country there are different rules than one might expect in the urban centers. I understand this. My problem is more with the arguments than the guns. Though I do not like the high capacity or automatic weapons. I also suggest a ballistics test on all manufactured guns and all in circulation (that we can get) run by an independent non-governmental organization. Info available, but only by warrant.

This is a rough, off the cuff, group of thoughts. A bit scatter shot but best I got on the fly!!


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