Now, I am not an attorney, or even a constitutional scholar, but I sure would be obliged if y’all would show me the part of the constitution where it says the government has the authority to dictate to me what I “need” and “don’t need”.
The whole point of the Revolutionary War back in 1775-81 was that we don’t take to having our government tell us what to think, say, or do. In fact, we the citizens are the ones who are supposed to do the tellin’.
We have gotten too far away from that, and we need to get back to it.
Can I kick the ass of the next person that calls an AK47 a “Machine gun”?
Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — January 17, 2013 @ 4:54 pm
Pretty much nobody who asks the question will hear the answer. The question is usually a statement with a vestigial question mark at the end.
If someone *really* cares about the answer, I would first be shocked, and then explain to them briefly including facts about where and how violent crime actually occurs, how that relates to these horrible scary weapons, and explain briefly the history of disarmament and what follows, and then relate that to these horrible scary weapons.
And then I would offer to demonstrate these tools at a range, and help them pick one out should they wish to.