Trump for President. Via Alphecca.
Alphecca, like a good little gun blogger, zeroed in on The Donalds political position on firearms and noted he’s a little from column A, a little from column B. In other words, unacceptable. Alphecca also noted that Trump is one of the privileged few that can actually GET a conceal carry permit in New York.
This last bit got me thinking. What if The Donald was elevated to Emperor of the US after a free and fair election with just a little tweak on his policies. Yes, he’s bad on the assault weapons thing. But he’s Emperor now, and he just re-wrote the 2nd Amendment into language even Sarah Brady can’t argue with. Like I said, ARs, AKs, FALs, M1As even M1 Carbines are to be turned in to the police. All 8 round enbloc Garand clips too, but not 5 round ones, so you got that going for you. 8 is dangerous, 5 is fine. Or something.
That’s the bad news. The good news, to get where he is and not be a hypocrate, it is not a permanent thing that Open Carry and Conceal Carry are all Vermont/Arizona/Alaska style. And it is much easier to buy a pistol. Most of the country also adapts Kennesaw Georgia rules, and adults are EXPECTED to go strapped. No restrictions on handguns beyond what is there now for your average state. No Glock 18s, for instance, will be any more available than they are now.
Trumps reasoning behind this is that rifles are offense weapons, but pistols are defense.
And now the whole gun-control issue is put to bed forever more thereafter. The NRA and GOA have come to a permanent Peace with MAIG, Brady, and VPC.
How do us gunnies like THAT hypothetical? (as outlandish as it is…)
I, for one, well part of me, is relieved. I don’t have to keep fighting that political battle, here or elsewhere. Part of me is perturbed at the alteration of the 2nd, the loss of real rifles, and the whole POINT of the original intention and meaning of the 2nd.
Could we be happy, never to be hassled about carrying a SIG around just as often and to as many places are we now tote a cell phone? We are certainly not a defenseless population, then. We are all equalized. Universal pistol carry isn’t the best way to counter tyranny, but it’s pretty effective.
What say all of you?
The Missus has a pretty nasty stomache bug - And by "pretty nasty" I'll just elide the details, if you don't mind. But she's up to the toast and seltzer stage, so *Excelsior!*
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