Pro-gun rights folks are being called paranoid a lot. We're being painted as extremists because we can't accept ANY regulations. The problem is that the arguments being made for the current round of gun regulations don't just apply to a small percentage of guns. They apply to almost all guns. So those of us who know about guns are listening to these arguments to ban assault weapons and we legitimately wonder what an assault weapon is. We're worried that there is no better argument to ban assault weapons than there is to ban all pistols with detachable magazines. We wonder why we're being sold the notion that gun ownership is safe when obviously it's not the culture of violence that is under attack but the culture of gun ownership itself. It is clear that widespread gun ownership, the number of guns and the capability of the guns that law abiding citizens own is seen as the primary problem. To say otherwise is simply dishonest in light of the new regulations (the ban on "assault weapons" and magazine capacity) that are being proposed. They are not anti-crime regulations, they are anti-gun regulations.
Do you at least think that is reasonable? (i understand why you think banning "assualt rifles" and large magazines is not right)
Not sure if this was posted yet....
But this pic was taken at JCPenney yesterday.
This guy is a ****ing jackass, IMO.
edit: full story here: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55...y-gun.html.csp
Gun control freak: Let's outlaw guns!
Gun owner: I dare you to try to take my guns.
Gun control freak: <points finger at guy who doesn't own a gun yet, but was planning on buying one> I'm not going to take your guns, I'm just going to take his, so don't worry!
In my opinion, saying I can't buy a gun is just as bad as taking my gun. This assault weapons ban and the clip ban both need to be killed.
The issues remain about the purposes, and effects, of any regulation regarding gun control.
There is a little local history I'd like to share as an illustration.
In Old Frisco, the boomtown on one of richer silver strikes in the West, law and order was seriously in question. There was gun violence daily, more than once daily, and it truly wasn't safe to try to run to the general store at any hour. Lots of pine boxes being hauled to Boot Hill.
So the town hired an effective sheriff from Pioche, a silver mining town about a hundred miles away in Nevada. Pioche was peaceful, and safe, and there were no gunslingers hanging around the saloon.
The first day this Sheriff arrived in Frisco, he notified the public that there would be no more trials, no arrests, and no questions. If anyone caused any trouble, they would be shot on the spot. That day he killed six toughs. And the rest just moved on across the desert somewhere.