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How to consider an Assault Weapon. Logic versus hysteria. These guys try to make it complicated by using cool terms and
Cactus hedges was used instead of barbed wire.
Assault weapons and fun
There are in fact some things we just do for fun. The fun part is good for us no matter the activity. I am certain that many people have assault weapons because they are fun. And that should be acceptable as a reason to have one. Unless the downside is strong enough not to have something just for fun. Seems like assault weapons fit that bill.
Deadly Instruments we need.
In the early eighties I worked on a legal case involving a Ferrari, just like Magnum PI’s. A wealthy beautiful divorce’ in a town called La Jolla Ca. thought it would be a good idea as a man magnet. Indeed it would have been. She went into the dealership with her new wealth and without even a test drive she drove out with a brand new Ferrari. She never made it home just a mile away. She killed one pedestrian and herself going into 3rd at 100 miles per hour in about two minutes. She had no business driving that car. More importantly the dealer had no business selling it to her without appropriate precautions. I said too bad for the lady. But my pedestrians’ family depended on him for a living. Yes we held the dealership accountable. And new rules were put into place. Cars are deadly weapons. We insist on testing and practice before letting someone drive. How different should a gun be?
Utilitarian balancing act.
The difference in the two scenarios and the likeness make a case for assault weapons regulation. If we qualify we should all have a gun and a car to serve the purpose for which they are intended. And if we step up and get even better qualified we should all have a right to own a Maserati and an automatic pistol. But I cannot see the need or right to own a tank or a formula one.
Did you know that when I was a boy, you did not need to wear seat belts in vehicles? And likewise there was firearm training available through schools.
I fired my first weapon at 5 years old. I drove our farm truck at 12 years old. And I saw my first man die at 10 years old. I did not watch TV until about 8 years old. The only phone my family had was a party line, for some time. My dad was a health director, I went with him once to shut down a bar, the reason was that two hombres were sitting at the bar with pistols still strapped on. (to clarify – they were loaded – I think if they were empty it was ok) You see a real range cowboy carried a pistol for a reason.
I believe we have a right to firearms and we should have the right to not wear seat belts, helmets on motorcycles and that anything we grow ourselves should be legal. I believe the reason we have too many bullies is that we have too many sissies. I believe that restricting God or faith anywhere is sick and twisted – we don’t restrict the practice of atheism why religion?
This playground is closed until further notice
Sometimes the best freedoms are ones not exercised.
I have a carry permit, lapsed of course because it is just silly. I am a lucky one, I made it through my youth. I am a lucky one, I never seriously have caused another serious harm. (that one guy with a glass eye is better for it today;-) I am lucky because people love me, which is not always easy.There are a lot of things I am free to do but chose not to.
An assault weapon is one made for the particular purpose of rapid firing lethal projectiles in the direction of an entrenched enemy. This is meant to “pin” the opponent down. Militias are for protection and defense of property and people therein. Assault weapons are not meant to attack groups of people as no real interest is served in mass homicide. An assault weapon is not a defensive weapon. Assault weapons are to be employed in team operations. Without a team an assault weapon serves no purpose.
A mentally challenged person is on every mass transportation available. A mentally challenged person normally can lead an abundant life. But an emotionally challenged person can maybe drive a regular car and maybe handle a single shot pistol but please do not give them assault weapons and Maseratis.