I’m a proud gun owner and member of the NRA. I firmly believe in the 2nd Amendment and it’s intent to allow citizens to arm themselves against those that would do them harm including a tyrannical government. A man (or woman) cannot truly be free if he cannot defend his own life, those of his loved ones or protect his property. People cannot truly enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness if their government does not fear them or forgets from where that government derives its power.
So it is with great interest that I watch Congress and several states try to make us all safer by banning high capacity magazines, banning certain weapons and further clamping down on the free exchange of legal goods. I’m not going to focus on the specific stupidity of these measures. They are apparent to anyone with the ability to employ reason and logic. As if fifteen rounds will save lives as compared to twenty. As if banning weapons because they look like a military weapon instead of function like one accomplishes anything. As if criminals or the insane give a damn.
No, what I want to focus on is the politician that thinks passing these feel good measures will solve any problems. I want to focus on whether or not they even care. (more…)
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