The Dangers of Banning So-Called “Assault Weapons”
At the present time, there is a bill that recently got introduced in the Senate. It’s called the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013”. It was introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, along with twenty or so other Democratic Senators, but chiefly by her. This is basically a repeat of the first Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, which expired in 2004.
My Dad was on the previous episode. He and I agree on some topics, and we have different views on some others. The notion of “assault weapons” is one of the latter ones. We presented his views on the subject for your consideration last time. This time, I present mine for your consideration, and you’ll note that they are considerably different.
We also discuss in this episode where these “one step at a time” gun bans eventually end, what the end-goal of the antis really is, and the reason why that must be their end-goal–why it cannot be any different from what it is.
This is a special occasion for me. My Dad was in town two weeks ago for the Presidential Inauguration, and since I’d been wanting to do an episode with him, we took the opportunity to do that as well. This is the man whom I’ve been talking about being alive precisely because he had his gun with him that day.
We discuss a number of subjects, virtually all of them related to firearms policy. He and I share some views, and we don’t share certain others. That’s part of the Liberal’s Gun Corner. You don’t always just hear my own views ’round these here parts. We discuss the aftermath of the Newtown, CT shooting, “assault weapons”, gun registration, tracking, general firearms safety, and even the notion of confiscation and what to do about it.
This man has been around a lot longer than I have and is very wise. Whether you agree or not, his counsel is worth hearing and considering. Next episode, I’ll present another point of view for your consideration.
Music notes: the intro and ending music is “You Are My Sunshine”, from Dad’s album. He’s on piano, I’m on drums. 🙂