Saturday, December 29, 2012

On Gun Regulation

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » No, Donny, These Men are Nihilists:

When someone is killed in a car equipped with airbags, or seat belts, the response isn’t “regulation is pointless, just give up, waaah
 But if someone is killed by a gun that shouldn’t have been owned under our weak gun laws, all we hear is how a single failure justifies giving up on any kind of regulation whatsoever.
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Yup. Guns, like Conservatism, can never fail, they can only be failed.

On Newtown guns

I hear a lot of kerfuffle about which gun was used at Sandy Hook. Does it really matter?
There is no justification for a semi-automatic weapon (rifle or pistol) unless you are law enforcement or military.
As a personal self-defense tool the high rate of fire makes you a hazard to bystanders unless you are very proficient(most are not) and if you want to defend your home then a pump action shotgun is much more effective.

Color me baffled.

Oh right... a revolver or shotgun doesn't look as cool as a Glock or a Bushmaster.

Silly me for thinking it was actually about self-defense.