1. Violent crime is extremely low in Switzerland. Who wants to come up against a military weapon?
2. Switzerland hasn't been invaded for centuries, even though it sits in the middle of Europe. Not even Hitler wanted to mess with a nation of well-armed citizens.
Little Big Gulp Bloombeg-——LOL
Little Big Gulp Bloombeg-——LOL
Well, since we can now force people to buy health insurance, we can force people to buy guns and ammo.
Point of the verbose article: conservatives need to use the Left’s game against them, making outlandish demands so that we may get them to settle for what we want. Demand compelling everyone to own a gun, then settle for not expanding current gun laws.
The one problem with this: we want _liberty_. The Left’s technique is to demand lots of control so we’ll settle for some oppression. You don’t achieve liberty by negotiating subjugation.
Reacting to the lead proposal (and not the actual point of the article):
Restore the Militia Act of 1792.
Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring gun ownership in 1982.
The overall crime rate dropped 50% and Kennesaw has the lowest crime rate in the county (Cobb—a heavily populated county right next to the city of Atlanta).
One glaring exception has been the change to concealed carry laws across the country in the past decade.
Even before Heller, 38 states were converted from may issue to shall issue states.
I think that was a big blow against tyranny.
I think it is a great idea. Plus, we can truthfully use their arguments against them. “We have tried gun control and it did not work.” Trying it again makes no sense when statistics show that it does not accomplish the objective. Since insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results, lets try something sane. I.e. less gun control than we have now and a gun in every home.
The criminals will be stymied until they figure out that anyone supporting gay marriage, enviro nonsense and all the other Lib insanities are who they can safely target. A real TWOFER if you ask me : )
I think it was Daniel Webster who said, “An armed society is a polite society.”
Kennesaw, Georgia enacted a law in the 70s IIRC that required the head of household to own a gun....the model for many others to follow.....
The government should not force us to own anything. I am stunned that any conservative would support this ... gun or not.
I don't see a need to require everyone to own a gun. Do with your earnings as you see fit. If a firearm makes you happy, buy it.
A couple of quotes from one of my favorite authors, Louis L’Amour:
From “The Lonesome Gods”:
“Our constitution provides that no law shall forbid us from keeping and bearing arms because of the necessity for a militia. We have a militia of a sort, but our greatest strength lies in the fact that so many of our people not only possess weapons but also understand their use, and above all they are prepared to defend themselves against any sudden attack by an enemy.
“You will remember that we won our freedom because we were armed. We were not a simple peasantry unused to weapons. The men who wrote our Constitution knew our people would be safe as long and they were armed.”
From North to the Rails:
Understand one thing You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who dont intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.
Goreville, IL did this back in 1982 after Morton Grove passed a handgun ban (since revoked, I believe).
Every resident must possess a handgun.
It was never enforced, or course. It was intended as a big FU to Morton Grove and, by extension, Northern (read:Chicago)Illinois.
God, I love it down here.
Being the sympathetic soul that I am, I felt it my civic duty to purchase a second Series 70 M-1911A1 and, in Gorevilles’ distinct honor, a parkerized Commander to boot.
Force? No! Choice? Yes!
How about an annual payment for the purchase of a new gun or ammunition?