I’ve been thinking a lot about the potential gun bans. I don’t know what the future holds, but I have a lot of conflicting thoughts.
In many ways, the whole ‘assault’ weapon ban thing doesn’t really matter. On one hand, it’s stupid to ban ‘assault’ weapons because they’re functionally identical to traditional weapons. On the other hand, who cares if they ban ‘assault’ weapons? Our traditional weapons are just as effective!
Naturally, we should always oppose incremental gun control. Their agenda doesn’t stop with ‘assault’ weapons, of course. Back in the 70’s, the focus was ‘junk’ guns, more commonly know as ‘Saturday Night Specials’ (but that phrase has an extremely racist origin). ‘Assault’ weapons are just the easiest target, the one that they can sensationalize the most in the media. The one they can marginalize. The minority.
Still, there’s one question I can’t shake. If ‘assault’ weapons are banned, then what will the engineers design next? Seriously!
Gunnies are really clever. In California, the grabbers banned semi-auto rifles with a pistol grip AND a detachable magazine. So, somebody started building AR-15 rifles with a magazine built in to the gun (not removable). It meant disassembling the gun to reload but heck, Californians could have AR-15s again! Then, someone else invented a locking device to attach a magazine to a rifle without permanently welding it in to the rifle. THEN, someone else created a locking device that will release the magazine with the use of a tool, which meets California’s definition of ‘not a detachable magazine’ (see: Bullet Button). The Bullet Button and similar devices let California AR-15 owners reload quickly & easily with any long, thin pokey stick. NOW, we have gloves, finger rings, and magazines with long, thin pokey sticks attached to them to help us reload. The best example may be Thordsen Customs ‘Ultimate Bullet Button Tool’, but Thordsen’s motto is truly great: “Innovation over Tyranny”. The point is that gunners are innovative.
So, I have questions regarding for major areas, each of which will be explored in a separate post.
- Sound Suppressors
- Defense Rifles
- Fun Guns
I also need to discuss some of the MAJOR hypocrisy inherent in Feinstein’s bill. Oh btw, did I mention that I’m one of her ‘constituents’? Voting against her last November was one of the best parts of this move to California.