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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:35 PM

My Gunt Rant in Response to a Former FB 'Friend' [View all]

A former FB friend (yes, I just unfriended him) posted a rambling diatribe about right to own multiple firearms, touting his military service and injuries, etc. His post was accompanied by photos of his guns, including one of what I assume is his young (10-12) daughter holding up a rifle with a multi-round clip in it, grinning from ear to ear. I posted the following:

"Attention gun owners - YOU ARE NOT UNDER ATTACK. Your need to post photos of you with your guns, your children with your guns, or your grandchildren posing with your numerous pieces of weaponry is a little self-aggrandizing and somewhat disturbing. The 2nd Amendment (as ratified by the States) says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The Supreme Court in its decisions in 2008 and 2010 stated 'the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.' Hear that? TRADITONALLY LAWFUL PURPOSES. If you want to collect firearms 'just because' and never use them against someone other than in self defense, then you are no more a threat to me than Grandma down the street who collects cow creamers or pink doilies. However, and here's a big HOWEVER ... because your firearm collection in the hands of a nutcase could be used against me at some point in the future, it is your freaking responsibility to keep your 'collection' out of the hands of said nutcases. So if you want to play with YOUR collection on YOUR property and can guarantee that YOUR collection doesn't affect me in ANY way, then go for it. I will assume that your firearms will have locks on the triggers and all rifles will be in locked gun cases or gun safes, unless of course you are operating them or posing for the aforesaid photos with the grandbabies. BUT, if you get your jollies from collecting assault rifles with large magazines which serve no purpose other than to make you feel 'important' or to compensate for some inadequacy on your part, then this does not apply to you. You don't need a gazillion-shot clip to make you a special snowflake, nor do you need it to provide food for your family. You are a danger to this country and its citizens, and all your blustering about 2nd Amendment rights or serving in the military doesn't make you right."

I am losing FB 'friends' faster than Mitt Romney post-election.

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