Good point. What other effective way is there to keep the common man, the innocent man, from owning something that he can use for self protection and as a deterrent against tyranny? Gun control rulz! Let’s face it, if we criminalize the possession of guns by criminals we can be assured they won’t have access to them, right? And if we de-arm the general populace then we can be assured that only government officials and the well connected can have them and that would certainly make us safer. It’s a no brainer!
There are people who lack the ability to exercise the proper discretion necessary with firearms. Surely you aren’t suggesting it’s wrong to make sure every licensed firearm owner can do so? I’m not talking about a blanket ban, just a test or something similarto make sure they are total retards.
Wait, why are YOU so up in arms about this?
Excellent idea! A forced national IQ test should do the trick. We could/should also use that test to determine car ownership, suffrage, a license to have children, ability to buy junk food at the grocery or convenience store, alcohol and marijuana possession, etc.
Suffrage? Buying food? Mmkay…
For instance if one of the questions on the National Are You Worthy Test posited the idea that say…gun control by strong centralized powers has always led to greater freedom and quality of life whenever and wherever it has been implemented…and the tested person answered, “Yes” then that would rightfully disqualify that person from ever possessing and using alcohol and Mary Jane or driving a car because c’mon now…anyone stupid enough to answer in the affirmative to that question is definitely too stupid to drive or smoke pot or vote.
An American possesses said “license” by virtue of citizenship and no felony convictions in most jurisdictions.
Concealed carry permits are also now somewhat easily available by non-felons in most states. Incidentally in almost every case where CCW laws have been passed violent crime has noticeably fallen.
It’s really weird that where more folks (including women and the elderly) live in a society where they have an effective and relatively cheap method of self protection that criminals are less inclined to to inflict violence on them, isn’t it? In fact, it’s fuckin uncanny!
I think you missed the point of what I suggested. You should probably calm down and drink your prune juice.[/quote]
No he’s right. this is a right in our country. how and what do you think about restricting what people call rights based on IQ. I know a lot of idiots that should not smoke dope. Or drink. and why should someone who wants to ban women’s suffrage ( a Jimmy Kimmel sketch, which had women lining up around the block), get the right to vote?
I like guns. Other people like other things. Fat asses eating at fast food are more draining on this country’s resources than me owning a firearm.