Making Guns Illegal
I’ve posted about this before, but just to drive the point home…
Guns are a necessary evil. Not only do they give the populace the ability to resist tyrannical government if the situation warrants, but they allow people to defend themselves from those who wish to them or their property harm. We must remember, particularly those who don’t believe people need or should have guns, that the state has no duty to protect you from anything. It has been held by the Supreme Court on a number of occasions and all other federal courts as well. One nice and clear ruling, Warren v. District of Columbia, makes it quite plain. People have a duty to protect themselves, that’s why the second amendment exists. (once again, if you are one of the loony’s that thinks it only applies to a militia, every male resident of the US between the ages of 18 and 45 are members of the militia.)
Furthermore, I could construct a working firearm in my basement. There is no way to make guns disappear. If made illegal, only those willing to break the law will have them. That is, criminals. Making cocaine illegal hasn’t stopped it from being available, I would argue that it’s illegality makes it easier to obtain than if it were legal. Given that even a dope like me could make a firearm, and I would still be able to buy one if they were outlawed, I can’t see why anyone thinks it makes sense to give it a try. It’s working so well with drugs, fireworks and (once upon a time) alcohol.
You want to construct a weapon as dangerous as a gun? Take a look at the end of this video:
I’m assuming this guy is someplace where guns are restricted, both his accent and the fact that Discovery Channel Canada is filming him, lead me to that conclusion. That hasn’t stopped him from making an incredibly deadly weapon, one that could not be thwarted by anything other than packing some heat yourself. That spike makes it all the way through the ballistics gel, and any regular watcher of myth busters will be able to tell you that it is designed to be just like human flesh. i promise you that that device would kill someone a lot easier than my .45, a lot easier. Maybe not from so far away, but it would leave a huge hole.
So shut up anti gun nuts. Stop telling me how to live and mind your own damned business.