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ShallNotBeInfringed

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  • January 11, 2013 at 9:13am

    One summer I walked into the Zurich, Switzerland train station and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw a civilian getting off a train with a machine gun slung over his shoulder. A couple seconds later another man with an assault rifle and then a third with a rifle slung on his shoulder nonchalantly walked by from a different direction and I realized I was seeing members of the Swiss militia on their way to or from their usual training sessions. BTW, this American was the only one to do a “double take” as their countrymen took no notice of these militia members and the Sturmgewehre they carried.
    I felt very safe and very comfortable.

  • January 11, 2013 at 9:04am

    One summer I walked into the train station in Zurich, Switzerland and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw a civilian getting off a train carrying a machine gun slung over his shoulder. A couple seconds later a second and then a third man appeared from different directions and nonchalantly went about their business with assault rifles slung on their shoulders and I realized that I was seeing members of the Swiss militia on their way to or from their usual training sessions. BTW, this American was the only one surprised by the sight, their countrymen didn’t look twice at the militia members or the sturmgewehre they carried.

  • December 20, 2012 at 8:26am

    Yes, the crime rate did drop during the “ban” on “assault weapons” 1994-2004. But here’s the key point. Since there were no confiscations and every gun already in private hands remained legal to own, to shoot to re-sell and to buy, there was no decrease in semi-auto rifles. There was no ban. And tens of thousands of new guns manufactured to comply with the law (no bayonet lug, no flash suppressor, et cetera) were also put into the hands of law abiding citizens. At the end of the ban there were many, many more “banned” guns out there. It was a truly stupid form of political masturbation — felt great and accomplished nothing.

    After 09/11, there was no call for a ban on box cutters or airliners. We put guns onto planes, in the hands of sky marshals and pilots appropriately trained. It works.

    Do you think that Al Qaeda is watching all this and not considering dozens of copycat incidents because Joe Biden’s been put in charge?

  • December 20, 2012 at 8:01am

    Two points:
    The answer to the question why anyone “needs” a semi-auto rifle is simple — “for the same reason the police have them.” If you want to elaborate, “for law enforcement, for defense, to keep the peace and to deal with really bad people.” Sure they’re great for target shooting and thousands are used at high-power rifle matches by civilians all over the country, and they’re good for hunting, buit they are very effective deterrants to common criminals and domestic terrorists. We’re the militia.

    Two is more complicated. Yes, the crime rate did drop during the “ban” on “assault weapons” 1994-2004. But here’s the key point. Since there were no confiscations and every gun already in private hands remained legal to own, to shoot to re-sell and to buy, there was no decrease in semi-auto rifles. There was no ban. And tens of thousands of new guns manufactured to comply with the law (no bayonet lug, no flash suppressor, et cetera) were also put into the hands of law abiding citizens. At the end of the ban there were many, many more “banned” guns out there. It was a truly stupid form of political masturbation — felt great and accomplished nothing.

    After 09/11, there was no call for a ban on box cutters or airliners. We put guns onto planes, in the hands of sky marshals and pilots appropriately trained. It works.

    Do you think that Al Qaeda is watching all this and not considering dozens of copycat incidents because Joe Biden’s been put in charge of

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