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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

(6/14/2016 10:00:00 AM) - Al

It truly saddens me when a very smart, witty guy like McFarlane just ignores simple facts in order to push his agenda.

1. "Automatic" weapons are either banned now or so highly regulated as to be effectively banned, in the USA at least. They have been since they were invented for the most part, the early 1900's.

2. Many politicians, realizing this, are also showing their ignorance today as they call for an "assault weapons ban." An "assault weapon" isn't really even an actual thing, it's just a generic term given to military style guns. Any human being calling for #1 or #2 is, to be honest, too stupid to be trusted to lay sod (at some point, you'd be forced to remind them "green side up"), never mind serve in public office.

3. The weapon used in the Orlando attack, is, for lack of a better definition, almost identical to most hunting rifles used in the USA. It uses similar ammo, and dispenses said ammo in the same trigger pull, one bullet. It may have had fancy plastic grips and the like added, and look like a military style weapon, but, by definition, is either the same or very close to hunting rifles. To even pretend that there is a way to easily "ban" such a weapon without effecting sportsmen, again, simply shows ignorance of the subject.

I certainly do not wish to make light of 50 dead humans, but, one must remember, we lose almost 100 every day in the USA to car accidents. No special reports, no breaking into your favorite shows to show teddy bear/flower memorials, no "this happens way too often" scoldings by those who wake every day with the goal of eliminating freedom "because they know better"...

{1st Amendment bad. 2nd Amendment bad. Not so sure about those other amendments either.}

...than those of us who believe the Constitution should be changed exactly as often as it is...very, very rarely.

No one ever suggests we should ban cars, despite the incredible death toll associated with them. We've learned to simply accept the risk, much like they do in Europe (mostly France, Belgium, and Germany) with unexploded WW1/WW2 explosives...many die each year, and experts estimate anywhere from 300M-1B remain under the soil, which are dug up annually by farmers and utility/construction workers, often resulting in injury or death. The deaths are steady, and we become numb to common causes of death.

The difference between autos and mass shootings? One is very routine and is mostly ignored, while the other happens very infrequently, but is used as a diversion to push political agendas, usually by mindless hacks.

6/14/2016 10:00:00 AM

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