Re: I Rest My Case On Gun Control
You know in the past I have brought up the fact this this idea of us having the right to arm ourselves to take back our gov't is silly. As technology advanced, the gov't took away the rights that would allow civilians to go up against the mighty US military, by limiting what weapons we could own. So it would be like bringing a knife to a gunfight. And since you would never be able to take the gov't back, we may as well give up these rifles that look like real deal combat guns. Might keep some of us from getting killed for naught.
Afterall, the dissidents would be labeled domestic terrorists by the gov't and the media. You couldn't survive the propaganda war waged against you. So, why have these silly delusions of grandeur? You are powerless, face it, change your hardened stance, and let's move on. Limit gun ownership to single shot shotguns and rifles. Then if a guy goes nuts he can only kill one person before someone jumps him. And you still have your right to own a gun. We just make em more idiot proof is all.
Then confiscate all other guns. If you get caught with one, it's the death penality, conducted swiftly. We could get rid of these bad guns in 5 years, most of them. We could expand our police force and create a new huge federal police force to handle just the gun issue. It would put folks to work. It would put the gun factories to work, making every sort of single shot weapon imaginable. Hell, you could even have an AK 47, an AR 15, that looked just like one, but was only a single shot! And make the reloading slower mechanically than faster.
This could end the recession and put folks back to work. We could use this problem with guns to make the nation safer, kill off the criminals, and inject some life back into our economy. A win, win, win, deal. And you really did not lose the ability to take back your gov't, because you never had the WAY to do it to begin with. Sounds pretty damn logical and reasonable to me.
So what about it guys? Can you see just how delusional your world view really is? That you are only indulging in fantasy when you believe you could actually take your gov't' back with your semi auto guns? And that your fantasy is getting folks killed in droves by nutters?
I just wonder if an all volunteer military would be more apt to shoot their own people as opposed to a military of draftees? Would there be a significant difference?
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