Posts Tagged ‘confiscation’

Hell yeah, we are gonna take your AR-15s.

Posted by Troy on 14th September 2019 in Uncategorized

Beta announced this proudly stating that AR-15 owners support it as they don’t need it for hunting (This is a lie.  If they  felt that way, they could give them up without Beta’s help.).  Let’s take a look at who owns the majority of these guns.

1 – Possible mass shooters.  These guns were used in about 25% of mass shooting and it would be intellectually dishonest for me to say otherwise.  However, the number of these individuals are statistically unimportant, mere aberrations regardless of how devestating their actions.

2 – Hunters.  You can use the round for hunting.

3 – Recreational shooters.  It is a fun rifle to shoot.

4 – People who fear home invasions with multiple attackers.  This has happened, and it is a highly effective choice.

5 -People that fear a government run amok.

See, the thing is that I believe the bulk of the owners are the 5th group.  They are not going to comply.  One guy tweeted that if Beta tried, he would kill Beta.  Twitter took the tweet down as threatening, but it is no more threatening than if a woman responded to the threat of being raped with “if you try, i will kill you.”  The Second Amendment is there precisely to stop what Beta is suggesting.

The real sad thing is that the tweet is wrong.  Beta would not be the one being shot.  It will be Deputy Joe and John Q Citizen dying at Beta’s decree. People like Beta never put their own lives on the line.

Long live the Constitution!

Trump vs the NRA…and the Constitution

Posted by Troy on 28th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

I’ll give the guy credit, when he decides to do something, he decides to do something.  However, I now officially disagree with a lot of what he is trying to do regarding guns.

I cannot advocate for an age restriction on all guns.  I might be willing to do so for “assault weapons,” but that really won’t change anything.  How many school shooters are over twenty-one?  How many bought their guns vs used their parents?  Even if you take that off the table, couldn’t they just use other guns?  I do not like the idea of an age restriction for all guns.  I’m sorry, once you are off on your own, you should be able to buy a gun for your own protection.  This is especially important for teen girls as a gun levels the playing field against rapists and other predators.

I do like the ability for someone to be flagged due to exposure to law enforcement or if multiple people petition the court due to concerns about safety.  However, under no circumstance can the government take the guns and then apply due process.  Due process must come first in a free society.

Trump is a solution oriented guy.  Honestly, these and his other suggestions shows that he is trying to come up with solutions.  He shoots from the hip, and there is a “common sense” aspect to taking someone’s guns immediately if you think they are an immediate threat.  However, I fear the government way more than the random crazy person.

I suspect that his base is letting Trump know how they feel about this issue.  Trump realizes that his base is the one calling the shots, not him.  I am sure that he will realize the error of his ways and walk it back.

Long Live the Constitution!