Letting the fox design the henhouse

Posted: September 17th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian

by Kent McManigal, Examiner

To allow politicians, bureaucrats, and enforcement thugs (whether in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or Washington DC) to control the ownership and features of guns makes as much sense as allowing mosquitoes to control the deployment and voltage of bug zappers.  Or to allow flies to have control over possession, use, and design of fly swatters.  Or to allow rats to control the formulation and use of rat poison.  They will always attempt to make the potentially helpful things as useless againstattackers, and as dangerous to the user, as possible.

Safety features like suppressors (“silencers”) and barrel shrouds are misunderstood, feared, and hated, and therefore either regulated or misrepresented to an ignorant public.  Of coursethose who hate guns (and by extension, gunowners) would prefer that we go deaf from shooting and burn ourselves on hot barrels.  Accept it or not, they’d also prefer you shot yourself, despite their condescending lies to the contrary.  Notice how gleefully they dance in the blood (while trying to look pensive and sincere) and position for a microphone as soon as any gun-related tragedy, whether an accident or an attack, occurs.
Guns are designed as tools to protect you from those who would do you harm.  If you are a goodperson then those who would do you harm are thebad guys.  It doesn’t matter if they claim to have “authority” or are just freelance thugs.  Of course they want to be protected from your righteous self-defense.  That is why they advocate “laws” regulating or licensing your guns.  They want to be able to harm you without facing the justifiable consequences of their actions.  There are noexceptions to this fact.

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