Obama: most Americans don’t want military-style assault weapons; high-capacity magazines
Fortunately for those Americans, they aren’t compelled to own either — though they have an unalienable to right to own both, and no right to deny me my natural right to self defense. Meanwhile, most Americans don’t want ObamaCare. And they have no choice in the matter. Because Justice Roberts.
So. The defense rests.
Honestly: are these the kinds of bleating idiots (Penn Jillette excluded) who you want crying for legislation that would remove your liberty? Just listen to the inanity — including from a former CNN anchor who believes all semi-autos should be banned, and that if the CT shooter had gone in with a handgun, he couldn’t have killed more that two people.
I will resist any law based on misinformation and ignorance that pretends to trump my natural right to protect myself, my family, and others from predators. So long as the police carry semi-automatic weapons and “assault rifles,” we maintain that we too have that right. And that’s because we don’t aim to deconstruct the Constitution or rewrite the second amendment to please progressive sensibilities.
All that is accomplished by an “assault weapons” ban is turning 10 million or so erstwhile law-abiding Americans into instant felons. A ban on high-capacity magazines would probably quadruple that number, as most semi-auto pistols chambered in 9mm, .380, .40, and even .45 have magazine capacities that exceed the magic number of 10.
And as I noted yesterday, the irony of a supposedly free people being arrested for having such weapons by police armed with those very weapons is the very epitome of what a post-constitutional, liberal fascist police state looks like.