Friday, March 29, 2013

Who Needs an AR-15?

From, of all places, CNN:



We don’t happen to believe that the Second Amendment protects citizen’s right to own what are essentially military weapons.

On the other hand, the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban was a failure, providing no reduction in gun crime.

As with so many of the things that elitist liberals favor, the desire to ban assault weapons is driven by cultural bias rather than hard-nosed policy analysis. Gun people are, to the liberals, “the other,” who don’t sufficiently obey their “betters,” and need to be put in their place.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous John said...

So you don't believe I should own a K-Bar?

7:28 PM  
Anonymous scott said...

Ok, wait. You are in favor of restricting "military weapons." But the "liberal elitists" who want to an assault weapons ban are snotty jerkfaces who want to "put people in their place."

Explain.

1:34 PM  
Blogger James Pawlak said...

In this offering, is the "we" used in the Imperial or Royal sense?

The entire purpose of the Second Amendment was to insure that the People had full access to the same military grade weapons as those issued to Federal troops.

2:38 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

You are in favor of restricting "military weapons."

No, I said the Second Amendment does not protect military weapons.

You are engaged in the standard liberal thinking. If you think something is a good idea, you think it is Constitutionally required. If you think something is a bad idea, you think it is Constitutionally forbidden.

I think legislators can legislate, with some Constitutional limits.

Some bad legislation is perfectly constitutional.

Liberal elitists want to take people's guns away. I don't. I just happen to believe that taking assault weapons away (if it were even possible) would not be unconstitutional.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

THe US Army has defined "assault weapons" as those which are capable of full-auto fire.

Those have been (virtually) banned since 1933 or so.

7:15 AM  

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