Friday, September 17, 2004

Guns N' Ammo

Yet again I am inspired to comment on an article I found on This time it has nothing to so with their blatant ignorance on juducial proceedings.

I will refer you to the source article, Gun shops, police brace for assault weapon sales, which can be found at

Apparently there has been a 10 year ban on the major assault weapons, and that ban is about to expire. Congress appears to be non-plussed! I am all for people having guns. I know guns are dangerous and I am not about to put a .45 in the hands of a 5 year-old. HOWEVER, I do think that the people of this country have the right to bear arms and all that good stuff. I also think that super strict gun laws are dangerous to the general public. The criminals are going to have guns no matter what, it's the law abiding citizen who is hurt when tough gunlaws make it impossible for people to defend themselves. The article actually makes my point for me when it states that:

"Of course, the legitimate owners of guns register them. Unfortunately, whether there is a ban or not, some individuals will find ways to get weapons that are illegal."

That being said I have trouble with Congress's lackadaisical attitude towards the expiration of this bill. Exactly what legitimate purpose does John Q. Public have for needing to own an Uzi??? I guess that's my main concern; I think people should have any many freedoms as possible, but this defies logic. Are there some amazingly huge killer deer out there that I am not aware of? Are Uzis and semi-autommatic machine guns a really big market among hunters?? Perhaps I am being too conservative here, but if anyone knows of a normal, logical reason why a non-military individual would need a serious assault weapon, please, enlighten me, because I am confounded.


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