Let's rile up the peanut gallery, shall we?
My answer is PUMPKIN! Pumpkin fixes everything.
Continuing on with the intelligent brilliance of Fargo's brilliant one...The Russian Bear...
Gun control is:
A) Jerry Miculek--The leaders in gun control!
B) using two hands.
C) useless. It only disarms the law abiding.
D) a red herring. "Closing the gun show loophole" is tantamount to a ban on private transfers of gun ownership. (i.e. I would be required to file a form and have my daughter pass a background check and wait three days before I could give her a handgun to defend herself from her crazy ex. (see C above.)
E) another step toward the state having a monopoly on violence.
F) pointless without a constitutional amendment.
G) dangerous. Creation of gun free zones favors the mass shooter.
Again. I have no retort. I stand in agreement. Actually, I'm sitting down typing at my desk right now, but you know what I mean.
The President has cited Australia as an example in his recent speeches. (Oh, Yuri, glad you cited this and let me tell you my students brought this up the other day as well. They are spewing hearded words which they know that you can't compare apples to oranges and the difference in the constitutions.)
Australia went with confiscation..(mandatory gun buyback.) Australia didn't have an explicit constitutional right to keep and bear arms. We do. Unless an amendment is passed repealing the 2nd, there is no legal way toward confiscation. Of course, I never thought we could be ordered to buy something simply because we're alive. So there's a precedent.
There is more than one supreme justice that would rule in favor of a mandatory buy back, citing that there is no longer a militia, and it would be for the "greater good", and "love of mankind" etc.
In short, laws only apply to the law abiding. Those with evil intent do not care what the law says. What the gun control advocates really want is confiscation, but have been too timid in the past to admit it. I think they are overcoming their timidity.
So I want to hear what you think of The Russian Bear's red remarks and how about a discussion on Australia? Let's have it!