In the discussion thread: Bill Moyers: "NRA turned 2nd amendment into a cruel and deadly hoax" [View all]
Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #25)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 01:15 PM
Fortinbras Armstrong (1,507 posts)
27. A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Note: My previous comments are in italics, Atypical Liberal's responses are in bold
Private citizens have no, zip, zilch, nada use for automatic weapons.
The good news is we live in a free country where I don't have to satisfy someone's definition of "need" before I can buy something. Whether it is a boat, a camper, or a gun, I don't have to show anybody that I "need" it before I buy it.
Wholly unresponsive. Which means, I suppose, that Atypical Liberal agrees with me. And the purposes of boats and campers is not "killing people", which is the sole purpose of automatic weapons.
They can fulfill the intent of the amendment with bolt action rifles.
With the exception of sniper rifles, the modern infantry no longer uses these.
So what? We are speaking of civilians, not military.
Handguns have exactly two uses: Killing people and acting as penis substitutes for those who want to be macho but aren't well endowed. Police and the military have legitimate uses for them, no one else does.
Police and military use handguns to protect themselves. Why is it legitimate that they can do so but civilians cannot?
Civilians should not need to protect themselves. That's the job of the police. If you gun nuts didn't cry, "Oh, no, registering guns is too onerous. Having our penis substitutes is far more important than the safety of the general public!" you wouldn't talk about needing to protect oneself. No, the problem here is too many firearms, and the gun nuts' refusal to admit that reasonable restrictions should be placed on them.
The UN is having a conference on international trafficing in small arms. The NRA is making the hysterical -- and baseless -- claim that the treaty could "seriously restrict your freedom to own, purchase and carry a firearm."
(See http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/07/03/nra-kicks-off-un-arms-treaty-conference-with-fe/186926 for a write-up.) That's the typical reaction of the gun nut lobby.
Concealed Carry" is gun-nut speak for "penis substitute", and don't try to pretend it's not.
Again, this is a crock of shit. Are you saying that every woman with a concealed carry permit wishes they had a penis?
I don't know. I do not see any reason for concealed carry. If you can give me a better reason than "I need a penis substitute", then I'd be happy to hear it.
I will never support nor comply with registration of firearms.
Thereby demonstrating that "gun nut" is the proper name for you. Your penis substitute is more important than the safety of the general public.
"In a well-ordered republic it should never be necessary to resort to extra-constitutional measures" -- Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy
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