Is it time to start talking about gun regulation yet? Whenever I bring this topic up around Republicans, I’m often met with them wrapping themselves in the constitution and making some outlandish comparison between us and the Patriots who fought during the Revolution. How they make that comparison is beyond me, considering a trained British soldier during the Revolutionary War could fire roughly 3 shots a minute. In addition to the time it took to load, when the trigger was pulled, no one could be sure where your musket would actually fire.
Now, an American has the ability to easily purchase semi-automatic assault rifles and large capacity magazines. A semi-automatic AR-15, the gun used in the recent Oregon mall shooting, has the capability to fire about as fast as your finger can pull.
1. And yet, he relies upon a First Amendment that was written...
...at a time when 'speech' meant a soapbox, a quill pen and parchment, or a hand-
Advocate for gun control all you like, but be wary of declaring certain
rights 'technologically obsolescent', lest you give the imprimatur to such fine practices
as warrantless wiretapping.
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” -Frank Zappa