Saturday, January 22, 2011

Answering Joan Peterson and her friends.

More than likely my reply to her post will go down the hole of Reasoned Discourse, so I repost it here in verbatim:
"A brave man, Meacham, to dare to mention that he is a gun owner and a hunter and yet favors reasonable gun laws."

Meacham is not a gun owner. He is what is colloquially known among gun enthusiasts as a "Fudd". He only owns guns as a consequence of hunting. He is under the delusion that the 2nd Amendment protects hunting and sport shooting. He shares this delusion with your quoted friends, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, the Brady Campaign, and our two recently appointed Supreme Court justices. Thankfully, Fudds make up less than 15% of people who own guns

Personally, I am unconcerned with the opinions of Fudds when it comes to the issue of the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment is not about shooting Bambi and Thumper twice a year with your great grandpappy's muzzle loader. It's not about fine rifles and shotguns. It's not about sporting arms or collecting antiques.

The 2nd Amendment is the Appleseed Project. It is the ugly, black plastic covered, semi-automatic guns with the 30 round magazines. The 2nd Amendment protects the non-sporting arms and usable, modern guns. Specifically the ones that you shoot people with, not furry woodland critters.

"Maybe banning those magazines will reduce the demand from many that pistols and military style semi-auto assault weapons actually be banned. (This just might be a doable compromise)."

Baloney. After the last Assault Weapons ban was passed, the very next thing the gun banners did was draft Brady Bill II which included a ban on even more firearms.

I don't think you really know the meaning of compromise. Compromise doesn't mean you can take something from me and I should be glad to have what little you left me with. That's called "theft". Compromise is when both parties give and receive. If you want a magazine ban, you have to give us something in exchange.

Unsurprisingly, none of the gun control bloggers can name a single gun law they'd repeal in exchange for a gun law they want passed. So there won't be any support for a ban from me.

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