Sunday, February 3, 2013

I could care less...

About whether or not the POTUS actually shoots skeet.
CBS of course has an article about the POTUS and his recently released skeet shooting  photo. I don't care what the President does with his guns - I'm concerned about what the legislative and executive branches of government are, together, planning to doing to my ability to buy and own guns.
Fox has an article about the argument over universal background checks.

Did Prohibition stop alcoholism?
Has the current War on Drugs stopped substance abuse?
Did the Gun Free School Zones act stop school shootings?
Have the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the (expired) Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 done anything to reduce crime?
Have China and Russia, with some of the most oppressive gun control laws in the world, managed to stop firearms ownership, use, and crime?

The answer to all of these questions is no. If China and Russia, with their nonexistent respect for human rights, can't do it, what makes the fools in the Federal Government think that they can do it? It is simply impossible to effectively ban something that can be made easily in a well-equipped garage, and which manuals exist for the sole purpose of telling one how to do so. Our politicians either have no clue about such things, or have an ugly political agenda.