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Let’s talk about gun control

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…

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2 Responses to “Let’s talk about gun control”

  1. Jeff Pfeifer says:

    That nuke comparison is absurd in regards to the constitutional right to bear arms.
    I can’t comment ….. waste of time.
    I will say I have numerous guns but I think there should be gun control.

  2. Amal says:

    I don’t think it’s an absurd comparison. The only reason we spend so much time, money, and effort keeping other countries from having nuclear weapons and ignore their acquisition of other intercontinental ballistic missiles is that it is a problem of scale vs stability. The same exact argument exists for guns… the general concern over mentally insane people getting their hands on a knife or a hammer is far less than a semi-automatic rifle with 100 round barrel clip. The reason is scale.

    Also, the second amendment does not protect individual citizens’ right to bear arms… it protects the rights of a well regulated militia. In my eyes, a para-military force with proper training and oversight has just as much right to wield modern firearms as the US military has to wield nuclear weapons. Most people are not a well regulated militia, especially the quiet psycho down the street plotting to mow down 34 kids in a schoolyard in 60 seconds with his rifle.

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