Originally Published: May, 2012
I went to school at a different time, the late 1950s and 1960s. It was a rural area, and most people in the area had guns.
The last thing I, or any of my classmates would have dreamed of, however, would have been to shoot or seriously injure someone. Like everyone else I watched Elmer Fudd point a shotgun at Buggs Bunny’s face and pull the trigger. All that happened to Buggs was a soot-covered face. We knew, however, that you don’t point a real shotgun at a person.
Back Then, We Knew the Difference Between Fantasy and Reality
Killing a human being just wasn’t a concept in my mind, or in the minds of my fellow students. A respect for life was something we knew instinctively in our souls.
Originally Published June 2014
After you have disarmed all of the law abiding citizens, how do you plan to even the playing field by disarming the gangs, criminals and would-be tyrants who won’t obey any law?
As with drug and alcohol prohibition, a huge black market for illegal firearms spawns a new, more sophisticated network of organized crime.
The illegal gun market explodes. Gun smuggling and black-market gun sales are now big business.
Basement machine shops are set up to make black-market guns. The majority are poorly manufactured and many are unsafe in any hands. Substandard ammunition is also manufactured in basements and garages to feed the black-market needs. Accidental gun deaths rise.
The BATF has the same success in its ‘War on Guns’ as the DEA has with the drug war — none.
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