Happiness Is A Warm Gun

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/10/fantasyland-book-excerpt-the-nra-won-the-gun-rights-debate-and-made-americans-fear-their-own-government.html

Fantastic discussion of the paranoid fantasy that drives a lot of thinking (or lack thereof) on issue of gun ownership.

There are two practical issues touched on here.

1.) Let’s say I am the president of the U.S., and I want to take away arms from private citizens. How am I going to go about that? Send a a couple of police officers to the house of someone who owns multiple military-grade weapons and say, “Give ’em up?”

2. The New World Order fantasy has a problem. When/if this becomes a reality, the paranoid gun owner may have 20 AR-15s with bump stocks and extra-large magazines, but the New World Order has F-16s. The F-16 will vaporize the defiant gun owner, and he won’t even hear it coming.

© 2017 Joseph Galligan

 

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