Skip to comments.How big a Gun does Anyone Need?
Posted on 01/17/2013 8:29:38 PM PST by neverdem
The public discourse suddenly swirls angrily around this issue: How big a gun should people be allowed to own, with how many bullets? Despite all the furor, the question has a very simple answer. But it's the wrong question.
Even those who routinely carry a concealed weapon, and certainly many who don't, wrestle with the question, "How much firepower does anyone need?" Perhaps those who don't own weapons think the answer should be very close to zero. Those who know that many times each year violent attacks are stopped when someone simply shows a weapon understand that self-defense tools are legitimate and necessary, but still worry about where the line should be above that level.
Legislators are hurriedly drafting a variety of bills to answer the question, phrasing them in terms of how evil a weapon looks, whether it automatically chambers the next shell for you, and how many cartridges it can feed. For those more knowledgeable about guns, the real concern is with things far beyond the personal defense category: rocket-propelled grenades, for example, the sort of things jihadists bring to a party at the U.S. embassy.
Here are some simple, foundational ideas to help sort it out.
The first principle is that the federal government has no constitutional say whatsoever in the size or quantity of weapons maintained by the people -- because that very government is the most dangerous person in the room. The Second Amendment has one purpose: to ensure that "we the people" can withstand a tyrannical government, for perhaps the first time in history. The writings of James Madison (Federalist #46), among others, make that abundantly clear...
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Best comment ever.
That’s an A-10, without the airframe..
It turns your toast into a crispy critter (people too).
If the mere fact of Al Quaeda HAVING something is sufficient to move the Pentagon to action, then you or I should not have it. For example, Al Quaeda just having nuclear weapons or anthrax or shoulder-fired AA weapons will move Uncle Sam to act. On the other hand, AQ could have as many machineguns, as many silenced weapons, as many switchblade knives or street-sweepers as it wants and Uncle Sam wouldn't really give a rat's ass. Why should he give a rat's ass over one of us owning any such? Are we less trustworthy than AQ??
30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun normally found on A-10 Thunderbolts, AKA Warthogs.
yeah..that would be a bad flavor...
The Senator fired back: "The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower."
The perfect answer - please support her Repeal SAFE ACT petition.
She has 60,000 signatures thus far
You never saw a Volkswagon Beetle before?
guns guns guns........junk junk junk
Not if you have the SE sport suspension. But I didn’t tempt fate. I did it once on the straight and empty stretch of Ocean Pkwy between Jones Beach and Captree in the early morn in the dead of winter. Kept it there for five or six seconds then let up. Car was rock steady.no shake at all. Then we parked and hiked a mile to the Fire Island litehouse, climbed it and took some great pix. Boring story but I felt like typing. G’nite.
At the very minimum, whatever law enforcement possesses..
At the bare minimum whatever the fed govt possesses, since they are buying with my tax dollars. I have the right to be equally armed.
Actually at this time in history- I have less to fear from AQ, than I do from the manchild in the big hut.
Therefore whatever his govt minions possess I should be able to acquire to be on even footing.
Here you go; a Czech M59 Praga anti-aircraft vehicle, complete with twin 30mm auto-cannon (demiled unfortunately).
i really don’t care what other people think i should have. and i also don’t care what kind or how big their guns are, if they own any. it’s nobody else’s business.
As big as you can handle!
If your gun has wheels to move it, it just might be too big.
Antique rollers excepted.
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