The Gun Free polite & civilized British way (real pic):
Gizmodo has good articles about stuff, but the real jewel in this particular post about the L115A3 rifle is the first comment.
Go, Read, Laugh Out Loud.
Here is the picture from Day Life Photos.
The story behind it?
A hooded man holding a gun stands guard in the entrance of the Castanas neighborhood, in the southern outskirts of Guatemala City on July 19, 2011, to prevent an attack of the Salvatrucha gang. The residents of Castanas have been threatened and extorted by members of the Salvatrucha gang, and as a way to defend themselves, they decided to organize their own armed gang.
Really? You have to arm yourself and group with fellow neighbors to defend against one of the worst gangs ever to walk this planet and you get branded the same as the criminals? Whoever wrote that obviously has not seen what kind of urban renewal Mara Salvatrucha does to innocent people’s bodies with a set of machetes.
I couldn’t find where or when this happened, but the lesson is a strong one.
Update: Thanks to theUnpaidBill we know it happened in KC in June. The gentleman’s name is Roger McBride.
Dear Ben: The reason we dislike Gun Registration is, among many others, the application of Malum Prohibitum to a Constitutional Right.
OK, I can hear you blinking all the way here, lemme help you.
Malum prohibitum (mal-uhm prohibit-uhm) adj. Latin meaning “wrong due to being prohibited,” which refers to crimes made so by statute, compared to crimes based on English Common Law and obvious violations of society’s standards which are defined as “malum in se.”
You see, Gun Ownership is not bad because guns are not bad, they just are. What some people do with them a different thing, but you punish the individual and not the inanimate object because…. well it is inanimate! But you guys keep trying to ban them and confiscate them as if they were alive and letting criminals go which don’t make a lick of sense.
When things were not looking too good on our side and laws were being passed left and right against gun ownership, one detail fought to death was to avoid the registration of guns because, if there is no central database, the Government will have a nasty time trying to figure out who owns what where. Now, if the Government still wants to confiscate guns, it will have to proceed to piss on the rest of the Constitution and go house by house eschewing the Fourth Amendment which will undoubtedly piss of several million people who in turn will demand to have their grievances redressed which the Government in turn will also have to piss on.
And, of course is the matter of people not surrendering their weapons peacefully to the authorities. So basically by not having a central database of guns and gun owners which might tempt an idiot in the White House or a collection of idiots in Congress to decide “We are becoming a Kingdom” we are actually saving lives (even yours) and the Republic.
All in all I see it as a worthy cause, don’t you?
PS: Ben, we miss you in diapers Dude.
It took them 24 hours, but finally they managed to come out with some silly stuff.
Actually Mass Killers would not be around since they kinda hate going into places where they can be shot.You see, hunting ain’t fun when the bunny shoots back. And to Mr. Austin, you will not find any pro-gun commentaries in the CSGV Facebook page: they get deleted as soon as they are detected. Remember, If You Are For Gun Control, You Must Relinquish Thinking!
But if you do not know if he is carrying, how do you figure who to debate or not debate? Me thinks you are looking for an excuse for Professors not to do their jobs and educate….wait, they are not doing that already if they are thinking like this. And I am still amazed at the absolute contempt these people have for College students. They think students are all a bunch of crazed, over sexed, intoxicated fools unable to control themselves.