So a sportscaster got on his soapbox about guns the other day, so I’m going to get on mine.
I love analogies, taking the principles of a situation and applying them to another situation. I’m going to use some here.
- “Banning guns because someone shot another guy.”
Lets ban cars because some asshole ran over his estranged wife or a drunk wrecked and killed a family.
- “Stronger background checks! Gun show ‘loophole’.”
While we’re at it, lets run criminal background checks on anyone buying a car to see if they’ve ever driven while impaired. Even if its just you selling the family car.
It’s a freedom principle.
- We’ll I don’t want to ban all guns, just assault weapons, after all Who needs a semiauto with a 30 round magazine?”
Who needs a car that goes faster than 60 mph?
Here’s the thing, I have the right to defend myself with whatever I can get my hands on. The Second Amendment recognizes that (not gives) and says “keep and bear arms”.
That’s Armament. Weapons. Not firearms, but arms. Firearms fit under that designation as well as knives, swords, nun-chucks, even a lightsaber if one’s invented.
If you have a problem with this, then don’t defend yourself. Die like sheep, carried to hell on your air of self-righteousness, and ask yourself how well that served you.