Thanks to a thread over at Have Your Say Today.
The question: should guns be banned?
My answer is, and I dedicate it to Charlton Heston, Tom Selleck and Arnold Swartzenegger – each who may use it as they see fit:
No. Banning guns violates the Bill of Rights guarantee of the right to bear arms.
We should instead ban the manufacturer, sale, distribution and use of ammunition. There is no constitutional right to LOAD those arms.
That way, both sides can be happy. You get to tote a gun around, decorate a rack (either in your house or your truck), wave it at parades, but you can only hurt anything with it by swinging it at arms’ (it and yours) length — a distance that puts the target both in perspective, and within range of a suitable defense or counterattack – which would serve you right for waving that thing in their face to begin with.
Don’t outlaw guns. Outlaw the bullets.