first published on November 6, 2015 by Matt Silvey
Sadly, as demonstrated yesterday (11-4-15) in Wisconsin, there is a seemingly endless supply of stupid politicians, all Democrats in this case (shocking, I know) pandering to the clueless low information voters, none of whom are subject matter experts on anything remotely related to the subject they are speaking on, and despite that, they want to preach as if they know what they are talking about.
In reviewing the text of the proposed bill, it is written in a manner that includes a huge number of firearms that do not remotely meet any known definition, not even in my own commie state of California, of an “assault weapon.” The proposed law even includes rimfire rifles, and any semi-auto rifle with a threaded barrel.
Getting beyond the all encompassing nature of the bill itself, the following statement demonstrates a total disconnect with any semblance of being educated on the topics of firearms or self-defense.
“‘I can conceive of no legitimate reason that any citizen should need to own or use a semiautomatic assault weapon,’ said Rep. Subeck.”
Personally, I can “conceive” of many, a great many legitimate reasons, never mind the fact that the Bill of Rights makes no mention of “need.”
Look Miss Subeck, just because you are an uneducated person (on this topic), with little or no imagination, no tactical training whatsoever, no subject matter expertise, who dislikes guns does not mean there is no need for such weapons. Ask yourself this, why is it that cops want them if they serve no legitimate need?
The fact of the matter is that “assault weapons” serve a great many legitimate purposes, including hunting, competition and leisure shooting, and finally to include perhaps the most important legal use, self-defense. Perhaps if Miss Subeck and the others were interested in becoming educated on the topic, they should consider something I wrote a number of years ago in which I discuss why an AR-15 is my choice when it comes to home defense tools, and I am far from alone in choosing it for that role.