Skip to comments.How big a Gun does Anyone Need?
Posted on 01/17/2013 8:29:38 PM PST by neverdem
The public discourse suddenly swirls angrily around this issue: How big a gun should people be allowed to own, with how many bullets? Despite all the furor, the question has a very simple answer. But it's the wrong question.
Even those who routinely carry a concealed weapon, and certainly many who don't, wrestle with the question, "How much firepower does anyone need?" Perhaps those who don't own weapons think the answer should be very close to zero. Those who know that many times each year violent attacks are stopped when someone simply shows a weapon understand that self-defense tools are legitimate and necessary, but still worry about where the line should be above that level.
Legislators are hurriedly drafting a variety of bills to answer the question, phrasing them in terms of how evil a weapon looks, whether it automatically chambers the next shell for you, and how many cartridges it can feed. For those more knowledgeable about guns, the real concern is with things far beyond the personal defense category: rocket-propelled grenades, for example, the sort of things jihadists bring to a party at the U.S. embassy.
Here are some simple, foundational ideas to help sort it out.
The first principle is that the federal government has no constitutional say whatsoever in the size or quantity of weapons maintained by the people -- because that very government is the most dangerous person in the room. The Second Amendment has one purpose: to ensure that "we the people" can withstand a tyrannical government, for perhaps the first time in history. The writings of James Madison (Federalist #46), among others, make that abundantly clear...
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Is the moon still there?
Just big enough to make my day.
How much HP does anyone’s car need?
Andrew Cuomo collects muscle cars.
Why does he “need” 500 HP?
Why does he “need” to go 100 mph over the speed limit?
YOU DON’T “NEED” 500 HP TO TRANSPORT A DEER!
If we win, the gun was big enough.
How big will the guns grow before we correct a government gone bad?
I’m in Texas. There is no maximum here. I’ll take a self propelled artillery piece if I could afford it and the ammo.
How big and how many?
I want the biggest baddest fire-breathing dragon that I can carry. Simple.
Something interesting that I got curious about skimmed once is how letters of Marque and Reprisal didn’t authorize scopes of firepower.
Congress just assumed private citizens knew where a private citizen could buy canon. No permission was needed to buy it, arm it or fire it. You only needed Congresses permission to fire it at a foreigner.
I constantly hear on the MSM that no one “needs” a simautomatic weapon. Nothing in the 2A says that I must “need”, just says I have the right to own. Wheather I need a certain gun has nothing to do with my right to own a certain gun.
It is not the “BILL OF NEEDS”!!
At the very minimum, whatever law enforcement possesses. After all, they are dealing with same unsavory citizens you and I have to live amongst. Plus ordinary folk have NO right to police protection.
The heck is that thing ?!?
A gustav gun on your front lawn
Simple. We need guns as “big” as the ones a government gone tyrannical could turn on us.
Does a Woman NEED a 10 carat diamond ring to symbolize a union when a cigar band will suffice?