a note on guns
Here’s what I’ll tell Sen Feinstein and all the Democrats and Republicans who support any cosmetic bans on weaponry or any bans on my capacity to carry ammunition useful to that weaponry: if you disarm us, I and millions like me will make it our mission to bring you down to the same level.
Because all you are is a servant of the People. Which position doesn’t place you above them or above the laws you pass. If ordinarily law abiding citizens are to have a natural right infringed upon, than the same must go for private security firms; for ex-military; for retired law enforcement officers, or any law enforcement officer not on duty.
And even then, all you would have done is made criminality more tempting and criminals more dangerous. The fact of the matter is, I don’t care what you think I “need”; I don’t care what you think about what is “enough” ammunition; I don’t care what you think about the self-loading function of a semi-automatic system.
I only care that you have a platform and just enough power to try to rob me of my ability to best protect my family — all because you presume that I, as an adult and a free man who pays taxes and votes and trains with his weapons, and who has no criminal history, can’t be trusted with either a threaded barrel or a folding stock or a 15 round magazine, and that it therefore your job as my sovereign, my self-appointed nanny, to relieve me of my rights. For my own good. And for the good of the children.
And yet you know next to nothing about firearms — though you once held a conceal carry permit yourself and somehow managed not to commit mass murder.
But then, that’s you, right? And, well, you’re just a better breed and all.