20.11.10

America. Guns. Dysfunction.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/20/AR2010112002865.html?tid=iGoogle
I'm not a fan of the NRA. The Constitution (which I swore to protect and defend) guarantees our citizens' right to arm and keep bears. Or something like that, I forget exactly how it goes.

Anyway.

Guns. Let's keep them out of the hands of felons and straw buyers and let's get as much light and transparency on these issues as humanly possible. If a gun is used to commit a crime, let's make that gun's history a public document. Let's figure out how it got where it got and who sold it to whom and whatnot.

More information more better. Let people make up their own minds. Let's keep track of these guns and what happens to them. If you're a law-abiding gun owner and gun seller then you should have nothing to fear.

Let's also listen to the people south of our border on how they view our gun issues. Specifically related, but not exclusively so, to our recently lapsed ban on assault rifles.

Hunting is fine with me, as long as you use the meat and skin of an animal I see no problem in you going hunting. I'd like to go hunting, in fact. Was thinking more about a revolver and boar-hunting, but that's just me. If you're using a bow and arrow or a crossbow and you will actually use what you hunt for food or clothing or are doing it to get rid of an animal that's not endangered and is hurting human economy in the local area - by all means, go for it.

But do you really need assault rifles for that? Do you really need assault rifles for home defense? How about a shotgun instead? I'd personally prefer a small shotgun for home defense.

Let's also allow each individual community and state to decide how they want to deal with this issue. SUBJECT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Which may or may not should possibly be amended with this respect. But as long as the Constitution stands as is, I'm in favour of it. Keep and arm bears.

Or whatever.

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