Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ban bullets

So much of the gun control argument centers on our constitutional right to "bear arms" and the way it is written is specific, we have a right to a well armed militia, made up of the citizenry. The constitution does not state that an "individual" has the right to bear arms, nor does it consider the weaponry that exists today. When the constitution was written, the "arms" in question were muskets that were loaded one shot at a time with a black powder charge and a lead ball. So if we are to continue this insistence that we have a right to bear arms lets be specific about it and allow people to have muskets. Or, if people continue to insist on that right than lets just ban bullets. There's nothing in the constitution guaranteeing the right to bullets. Bullets didn't exist at the time the constitution was written.
The arguments stated for why we should have guns are mostly fallacies. Self protection? Most of the injuries caused by guns are commited by friends and relatives against one another, and most of the crimes commited with guns are done with guns stolen from people who bought them for self protection. The US is one of the most heavily armed countries in the world as far as guns per household is concerned yet the violent crime rate here is also one of the highest in the world. Why?
Our good buddies over at the NRA will tell you that we need guns to insure that the government doesn't get out of control but yet where were they when the Bush Crime Family took our country? They were in bed with the bushies.
Where was the NRA when Blackwater security guards conficated legally registered weapons from the citizens of New Orleans?
Fuck the NRA.
This issue will come up in the next election cycle. You can bet your sweet bippy on it. Don't let them win. Their arguments are CRAP!
Vigilante Man


At 4/19/2007 8:43 AM, Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

"Fuck the NRA" LOL..................

Those are some more bastards that don't care about anything other than how many guns they sold today! I think they're related to Shrub or their bedding him one or the other!

At 4/19/2007 11:52 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I hadn't thought of that idea - banning the bullets. That should work.

At 4/19/2007 4:15 PM, Blogger Ziem said...

Have you ever heard Chris Rock's stand-up? He does this routine on bullets costing $5,000 each. It's awesome!!

At 4/20/2007 5:46 AM, Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

Bullets, some make their own, but then....there needs to be some regulation, but there are too many guns already out there to really control them. I saw a study that showed that unmarked, unregistered handguns could be purchased in most large cities for about $200.

At 4/20/2007 6:15 AM, Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

ban the bullets...I like it...

ban all weapons of murder.

the most idiotic comment I heard this week was that so many lives would have been saved at VT had the students and profs been allowed to carry concealed weapons.


just what I need. a bunch of armed students protesting their grades on their latest essays.

At 4/20/2007 6:46 AM, Blogger Paul said...

You know, I hate the idea of banning anything, I'm definetly a "less government" person but I needed to vent. If they would enforce laws aready on the books, it might make a big difference. Chris Rocks routine about $5000 bullets is great and one of the reasons I bought up banning bullets. I don't know much about making bullets, but I think it is beyond the abilities of the average person. Many people make their own shotgun shells but the technology is a little simpler. There will always be guns, so a ban on them is futile. I have enough machinery myself to produce at least a crude one that would shoot, so long as there is ammunition available.

At 4/20/2007 10:47 AM, Blogger Ziem said...

I agree Paul. I hate the idea of banning anything. It forces us to give up freedom of choice. I do agree with education and stricter gun laws. Right now, today, a 14 year old child can go to a gun show and buy a weapon without even a parents signature in some states.

I do believe a key to gun violence is not ignoring the early warning signs.

At 5/05/2007 9:45 AM, Blogger TDharma said...

chris rock also says there'd be no accidental drive by shootings (if bullets cost 5k)-- if someone got popped you'd KNOW they probably did something wrong. ;-)


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