"Nobody is trying to take your guns away"There's this thing about undermining the constitution; it's hard to do when you openly state "We Don't Think You Deserve These Rights Because We Don't Trust You", so these folks say other things, like :
"Gee, I know YOU wouldn't abuse this gun, but obviously other people will, so let's just agree that it's A Good Idea to make it illegal for anybody to own it".Here is a prime example:
The Cancer in the Constitution - The New York Times:
All of his weapons were legal but should not be by any rational reading of the Second Amendment.What Constitutional Scholar made that decision? The NYT writer didn't say.
UPDATE: 3 hours later ... I've been usurped ... someone else is already writing my article!
Bump-Stock? WTF is that?
Like most people, I didn't know what a Bump Stock was until the Vegas shooting. If I had heard of it, I would have shrugged my shoulder and thought "what a dorky idea".
Here's what it looks like:
Now we have politicians lining up to claim that they're against it ... whatever it is. Well, maybe they're right, maybe they're wrong. But a gun stock is not a firearm, and it is not protected by the Constitution. So they can make a lot of noise and a lot of headlines and won't have to worry about the Constitutional Rights of their constituents. What a great day to be a Politician in front of a microphone! Hell, if they had scruples, they would have retired from Congress.
I think that the immediate reactions to Vegas are beginning to get a bit too strident. And I wonder whether, in all the confusion, the anti-gun folks are going to take the ball and run with it until they make it illegal to own anything that isn't "specifically permitted" by currently existing law.
Here's a currently existing law: "Shall Not Be Infringed"
The Celebrity Class is all over this tragedy like Stink on Shit. I read an article today where somebody whose name isn't in the papers often enough to suit her career said "the murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad". If she had the integrity of her father, she wouldn't be so eager to lump ordinary, law-abiding citizens into the same class with a man who had too much money, too much time on his hands, and no morals. (I'm referring here to the mass murderer, not the singer.)
UNDER THE FOLD: "Any Sporting Purpose"