16 March 2005

Let's get assault weapons off our streets

This one's from Catfish. Of course, I will steal it and embellish with my own opinions.

Seems like everything from tsunamis to poverty can be blamed on those darned assault weapons, and it's the latest rallying cry of anti-gunners everywhere. The "assault" weapons ban expired last September, and ever since then, any shooting with a gun that roughly fits the description of a gun that looks like an assault weapon is paraded before the public as an example of why we should ban scary-looking guns.

But here's another view, from a newspaper writer in East Texas. She questions the very existence of semi-automatic weapons.
Are you going to go out and shoot a deer with a semi-automatic? [uh...yes. JR]

I admit that I don't know a lot about hunting, but seems like if you use a semi-automatic there won't be much left of the very animals you're trying to take home for dinner. Plus, animals will hear a multitude of gunfire, not just one shot.

Personally, I'm scared of guns. I will not go near them, whether they're pistols or rifles. I don't care. I have buried too many friends and family members who died from shooting incidents.

A better question to ask is, why are semi-automatic guns even manufactured?
Sounds like foolishness might be a family trait, particularly with respect to firearms. But don't worry, this mindset isn't limited to firearms. Nope, she's also ignorant of history. Here's the coup de grace:
Federal law states that automatic weapons can only be used by the military. [uh...what? JR]

I can understand the military needing automatic weapons. They conduct business in war zones, where the enemy is likely to be equipped with equally powerful and destructive automatic weapons. But on the streets of our cities right here at home? Assault weapons have no place in America or on our streets. [I guess our non-American streets are covered here. JR]

It's not exactly what our founding fathers had in mind when they said we have the right to bear arms and protect ourselves.
That's right, kids. Only your government should be armed. As all founding fathers and millions of oppressed subjects around the world know, you can always trust your government to do the right thing, and you'll NEVER need to protect yourself from your own government. Pay attention, because I'm not making this up: THAT is exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they revolted against their government. It's also why they authored the Second Amendment to the Constitution: to help the people protect themselves from their government. Here's a quote from another really important document:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
That's you and me, kids, and we ain't using sticks for our security! The document? The Declaration of Independence. Is this starting to come together for you now, Sherry?

Criminy. This woman is so desperately uninformed that it makes my brain hurt. Just goes to show you how educated your MSM journalists really are.
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