“Pro-life” can mean only one thing: “respect for the sanctity of life.” And there is no way that respect for the sanctity life can mean we are obligated to protect every fertilized egg in a woman’s ovary, no matter how that egg got fertilized, but we are not obligated to protect every living person from being shot with a concealed automatic weapon.
And the metrocons take him to task for that gun crack. Pointing out that Tommy Boy is a bit ignernt.
Most times, when a concealed carrier has to fire his or her weapon, the bullet sponge has earned it. Concealed carriers don't just go around like Yosemite Sam plugging anything that moves. Duh.
And concealed carrying and automatic weapon? Ha! Again, Friedman is confused, as Wesley Smith points out. It's nice seeing people at National Review point out and clarify such things, like Friedman confusing semi-automatic with automatic. Not just because of moronic source of the comment, but also the source of the correction.
But... it got me thinking...
If you HAD to carry a machine gun, concealed, which would you prefer? Presume 1934 NFA is repealed, but CCW laws also modified, for whatever unctuous reason. You can no longer put a Glock 18 or 1911 in your IWB holster as that is now a no-no. But you CAN carry a Glock 18, as long as it permanently set to 'rock and roll'. What do you carry?
Now Glock has an advantage, already having a full auto version. Presumably, other gun companies would quickly come out with similar types. Or you can get any other existing submachine gun or machine-pistole. Other innovative models would emerge, too.
Now, it would suck in use. We'd all have to retrain our shooting technique quite a bit. Concealing a Glock 18 is simple enough. But some shooters might not want something that small and less controllable on full auto. I bet lots of CCW types would wear trenchcoats for their MP7 or MP5 or PS90. A few of us would rock Tommy Guns. HEAVY, tho.
In this regime I'd foresee new designs with four round bursts of lighter caliber ammunition. Miniaturized machine pistols spitting out .25 ACP from 32 round magazines. What an interesting weapon that would be. I don't know how practical...