I don’t own a gun. I want one… heck, I’ve made lists of guns I’d want to buy… but this post isn’t about that. It’s about the absolute insanity of “gun nut” types when it comes to even trying to have a discussion about gun control. So I figured, why not take this gun debate to it’s ultimate conclusion. Arms are arms, so as an American citizen, I have the right to thermonuclear weaponry. Nukes aren’t good or bad, there are only good or bad people. I should be allowed my rights to own and use nuclear weapons, as I see fit, and you will just have to trust that I’m a good person and will use them within the bounds of the law.
Think that’s absurd? What’s my point? How and where do you draw the line now that it’s trivial to obtain a weapon that enables a person to murder swaths of children at a school, in seconds, on a whim? Muskets have evolved into personal weapons of mass destruction… enter gun control laws.
The application of gun control laws tend to focus on mass murder types of weapons – automatic rifles, assault weapons, etc. – and not on pistols, shotguns, and other types of personal defense weapons. I’m not saying gun control laws are perfect, but if you are roundly and completely against gun control in all shapes and forms, and you are unwilling to even discuss the idea of it, then you have no argument against personal thermonuclear weaponry. Where do I apply for my nuke permit?
So, let’s talk about gun control…