Skip to comments.West: Forget fireworks, let's mandate firearms
Posted on 07/05/2012 5:07:02 AM PDT by IbJensen
While speaking at a campaign rally in Florida, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) mocked politicians who use taxation as a means of regulating behavior (the most recent example being the tax [not a penalty] on Americans who dont want to participate in Obamacare).
What will be next? If you dont buy a certain type of green car, they will tax you. If you dont buy a certain type of food, they will tax you, Rep. West said.
Well, I got a great idea: I believe for personal security, every American should have to go out and buy a Glock 9mm. And if you dont do it, well tax you. Now, I wonder how the liberals will feel about that one, he added.
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One difference in being forced to buy Glocks vs ObamaCare: Glocks are proven as one of the best of their kind while ObamaCare is going to be like a Govt Motors car: the Chevy Volt - overpriced, no one wants it, and it self-destructs...
As a Constitutional power to equip, organize, and direct the militia - that being all reasonably expected to act in defense of self and country - that is indeed a proper requirement, as those who wrote the Constitution & 2nd Amendment enacted exactly such a requirement. See the Militia Act of 1792.
“As a Constitutional power to equip, organize, and direct the militia - that being all reasonably expected to act in defense of self and country - that is indeed a proper requirement, as those who wrote the Constitution & 2nd Amendment enacted exactly such a requirement. See the Militia Act of 1792.”
Yep, everyone should be required to have an AR-15 and a 9mm sidearm.
That would be a select fire AR-15.
Libs celebrating this new power handed to the federal government aren’t thinking this through. Well, I guess that isn’t really news is it.
Yeah, the “Glock” reference was a mistake.
He should require the firearm to be from an American company.
The spineless weasels who support Obozo and his domestic and world socialism plan wouldn’t know how to use a firearm.
They’d shoot their eye out!
Kennesaw mandated a firearm for every household, and crime promptly (almost instantly) dropped by more than 85%.
The proggies usually don’t want anyone to mention Kennesaw.
Quite the contrary, I think it would be a good thing to arm Liberals. I am very close with numerous ultra-left-wing, European-style socialist liberals who are proud gun owners and espouse their American freedom to keep and bear arms as the best of the bunch. They, like most conservatives, are responsible gun owners who enjoy everything about America except when a Republican is elected.
“Metro-sexuals” might bring a certain flair to the bearing of arms. Perhaps a market for “fashionable” concealed carry rigs would burgeon. Can you imagine Giorgio Armani or Prada making S&W j-frame IWB holsters? I wouldn’t buy em, but the metros might.
All of that aside, it’s been my experience that introducing firearms to a person changes something about them. Provided they’re not psychotic or sociopaths, oftentimes those first few shots down range awaken something inside a person. That feeling of power and control is addicting. People want more, and with that power, they realize there’s a great responsibility upon them to ensure that the firearm is well-cared-for and safely stored.
I think the mandating of firearm ownership is a great idea. I used to joke that there should be a law that says along with a social security number, every baby born in the country is provided a firearm, obviously to be handled and stored by the parents, and when that child reaches the appropriate age to utilize that firearm, the parents are to allow that child/young adult to practice with it at a local range. Can you imagine the generations of responsible citizens we might raise?
Sure you’re going to hear of incidents where children are shot and potentially killed due to misuse or mishandling, but if the Liberals can mandate the purchase of a service that would eventually mean having to apply to a lottery for heart surgery, I don’t see a difference in providing firearms to the nation at large. Heck, the Liberals should pile on! It would mean more gun-related deaths, but that would mean fewer people needing healthcare through the span of their lives. It’s a win-win!
Agree -- Colt, Bushmaster, S&W, Mossberg, Ruger etc etc ... what's wrong with a fine 'merkun firearm, designed and made right here in the U.S.A.???
How many firearms companies do we have in America? I’ve read soros and company have been buying them up.
Kin Ah get me a waiver for muh 1911?
I like my Sig the best.
Although the Glock in 10mm packs a punch.
You just can’t help from loving this guy!!!!!!!!!!!
One of the last of the undomesticated males in a political standing and a true patriot.
The more I hear from this guy, the more I love him.
He won my heart when he in effect told some Muslim crybaby at one of his public meetings to go $@#$&*(^@#)*(#$^( himself!!
Maybe similar to the Swiss? Have every American citizen owning at least one true assault rifle (fully automatic), do a two year stint in the military, and have a weekend each year for the whole nation to go to their local ranges and get reacquainted with their firearm.
Exactly! If a zombie hopped up on bath salts is coming at you, do you want to drill holes right through, or do you want blow its skull asunder and drop it?