Drlee wrote:Well it had to go there.
First of all there is no right to own an AR-15. The SCOTUS has allowed states to deal with this.
The fact that this child used a .45 is irrelevant.
Then mentioning AR-15's when one is used in a mass shooting is equally irrelevant...
Would I ban pistols? No. But I would carefully license individuals to own them and that would include safe storage, keeping them away from children.
How are you going to accomplish that?
Are you going to allow government representatives into your home to inspect for suitability? Are you going to allow them in to make sure you're keeping guns away from children or have a gun safe?
But assault weapons. If you ask any real soldier or marine (the ones who actually use these things save a few special operators) we will tell you just how dangerous they are. And we will tell you just how absurd they are as a means to self defense. And we will tell you about how, if you should decide that the "lib'rals got the gov'ment" and you are going to use them on our troops how quickly we will make your efforts fail miserably.
A 30.06 would be a shitty choice for self defense, but no one is trying ban those...
I am a gun owner. I have handguns and long guns. I do not have what is usually called an "assault rifle" because I am not an idiot.
That's a pretty stupid statement.
Do you favor banning the Mini-14? See, because you would be the first. Not a single anti-American gun hater brings up the Mini-14 in the "assault weapon" debate but, operationally, it's the exact same weapon as an AR-15...
I do not keep the clip in the pistol in my desk because it would be dangerous on the rare instances when a child or untrained adult might get into my office. But how can you protect your home with the clip in a different place? It would take me seconds to load the pistol if I wanted to do it.
First, I keep a loaded firearm in my desk. I suppose a child or untrained adult could get into my office, which is why I keep my desk locked. If my fingertips don't hit the scanner, the desk won't open.
Second, for someone who claims to be both a soldier and not
an idiot, it's funny that you keep using the word "clip". Any professional military man knows that it's called a "magazine". Thugs and rookies and children call them "clips"...
But, you see, I have a very robust security system in my home. The first thing I would do is trigger the alarm which calls the police. It would be absurd to imagine someone sticking around with the police on the way and a zillion decibel siren going off. That is far better protection than me with a pistol.
Some criminals factor police response time into their plans.
I live in a pretty rural area, and it would take the police a little bit of time to get here. Sure, my alarm system's siren will make your ears bleed, but that doesn't get the police here any sooner.
I also have Bizzie, who's an absolute sweetheart until someone comes in uninvited...
Courage is knowing that something will hurt and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same thing. That's why life is hard...