Sunday, October 8, 2017

NRA wants expanded police state

I support the Second Amendment as much as anyone - but you don't get to violate the rest of the Bill of Rights under the pretense of defending the right to keep and bear arms.

America is subjected to mass shootings almost daily - almost always by right-wing domestic terrorists like Stephen Paddock. My solution? In addition to making it illegal for members of hate groups to have guns, I believe we should crack down on devices that convert guns into automatic weapons. It's hard to imagine why any civilian would even want a device like that for any practical purpose. If you want to handle something like that, go fucking enlist! If I thought I really needed such a device, America would be beyond hope already, and acquiring this device would be the least of my worries.

You can't have nukes. That's because we pay attention to the "well-regulated" part of the Second Amendment. Why should regulation of devices to make automatic weapons be dismissed out of hand?

People should be able to own guns. People should be able to carry concealed weapons. But the line must be drawn when other rights are violated.

After the act of terrorism at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the Really Serious People are going face-deep into encouraging authorities to violate the Fourth Amendment - just to soothe the National Rifle Association's bogus claims to defend the Second. The Media's "experts" say hotels will now institute metal detectors and x-rays to inspect guests. Some inns already have.

How is this even practical at a hotel?

The NRA wants to expand an already bloated police state just because they don't want anyone telling them they should enlist if they want to handle automatic weapons.

What about the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of assembly? People should have a right to gather without some right-wing maniac mowing them down.

It's amazing how The Media tries to gaslight everyone into accepting losing the rights guaranteed under 2 amendments in the Bill of Rights - just to make it look like they're protecting one other amendment.

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