Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dear NRA - are you sure this is what you mean?

The Second Amendment:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

A recent BBC news story:
A man in Florida surprised police by handing in a surface-to-air missile launcher during a gun amnesty in the city of Orlando.
Under the no-questions-asked scheme, "Kicks for Guns", anyone who surrendered a firearm would receive trainers or $50 (£25).
The Orlando Sentinel newspaper said the man exchanged the rocket launcher for designer footwear for his daughter.

Is it just me or is this possibly not what the writer's of the constitution had in mind? God bless America

1 comment:

  1. "You have the right to bear arms, or to arm bears, whatever the hell you want, baby" Robin Williams.

    Does remind me of Bowling for Columbine when Moore asks Timothy McVeigh's friend where does the right to bear arms end? Handguns? Sure, you must have them, I sleep with one. Automatic guns? Of course, he says. What about nuclear weapons then? I mean if you say you need them to protect you in case the government goes bad surely you need a nuke too?? Scary to see a bloke maybe not on the nuke scale but still having something like this for real.