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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Guns

There are guns.  16 gauges to shoot squirrels, 12 gauges for hunting deer.  In some places rifles are appropriate for longer shots at bigger prey.

But that's it!

There is no reason anyone needs any bigger gun than those.

Hunting deer and squirrels is fine.  You want to hunt wild sheep from 500 yards, learn to get closer.  You say it is a sport?  Good, get better at it.  But no one needs an AK 47 to hunt.

I've hunted.  Had a wonderful time, and it was exciting.  I did well sneaking through the woods after deer.  Field-dressed a few myself.  And there are too many deer in the East.  I don't object to killing deer.  But if you need an Ak 47 to kill a deer, then you aren't "hunting"; you are just blasting away like some random Elmer Fudd.

Who wants to be an Elmer Fudd?

So I want to keep my 12 gauge.  And my crossbow.

Its the crazies who want to prevent ANY sensible gun laws to prevent the nuts from "carrying"that are going to ruin MY moderate gun usage.  And it's the NRA driving the "win everything or lose it all" that is the problem.

I want the leadership of the NRA to be removed.  Not the NRA itself.  And membership agrees...

1.  83 percent of all gun owners and 72 percent of the NRA members surveyed voiced support for universal background checks.

2.  56 percent of the Republican gun owners polled said they would be more likely to support a candidate who favors universal background checks.

3.  Only 29 percent of the respondents said they believe the NRA represents their views on the issue on the NRA platform.

I want some sensible laws about responsible gun ownership.   Some sensible laws, like...

A. If you are the 'No Fly List", you shouldn't be able to buy a gun.
B. If you have a mental problem, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun.
C. If you are a felon, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun.
D. If you are are under a court order about being away from someone, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun under any circumstance.

And I'll take it another step further.  If we can't eliminate guns, lets eliminate ammunition.  No bullets, and and the crazies can have all the guns they want. 

Sure, some people can make ammunition.  But less than Walmart sells.

 


1 comment:

Megan said...

Gotta say that, from all the way over here, the gun situation in the USA just seems ludicrous and tragic. Why does anyone want to own an AK47 in the first place?

Megan
Sydney, Australia