Nicholas Kristoff at The NY Times asks Why Not Regulate Guns as Seriously as Toys?
The obvious falsehood behind the question is old for most of us and well known as an excuse for more gun control. I am not here to rehash it but to approach it differently. How about we regulate all normal industries as we regulate the firearms industry?
Let’s say that you do own a Teddy Bear factory and are regulated under the rules the firearms industry. Do you know what happens if you happen to make a mistake in your inventory’s numbers and the amount of Teddy Bears comes up short? Or if they do not have serial numbers? If your answer is nothing, it is your stuff and the Feds have no business telling you squat about your inventory and it is stupid to have serial numbers for Teddy Bears, you are up for a very rude awakening.
You will probably recieve a visit from the Feds similar to this:
While we are at it, Why don’t we regulate the News Business the same way we regulate the Firearms Industry? You publish anything that is not legal (Congress will determine what is legal to be published) or properly researched or have the proper licenses to publish, you may end up looking at the wrong end of an evil assault weapon. But don’t worry, they are the ones you told us should be armed.
OK so… Do we have a deal?
Yeah…. I didn’t think so either.