The CEO of X-Products James Malarkey (his real last name) in a recent rant on Facebook laid out his plan to reduce gun violence. He says a lot so let me give you some go the highlights, if that’s the right word.
Been an active member of the gun industry for the last 13 years, manufacturing, and delivering through my companies over $20,000 million (not sure what that number is) in gun parts and accessories over that time.
We should have access to everything the infantry uses and that no-one should know what you own.
So far so good. We have an industry partner that thinks civilians should have access to infantry weaponry, someone buy this man a beer. I don’t know what $20,000 million means but lets assume that was a typo.
I also believe gun ownership is a privilege.
To borrow a line the internet once said, “That escalated quickly” With that one line he really messed up and probably bankrupted his $20,000 million (sic) company. Privilege is the key word here, Mr. Malarkey rights are not a privilege, they are rights.
While referring to mass shootings Mr. Malarkey (again that’s his real name) says “There is a solution, and I do believe I know an answer that works for both parties.” I assume he means Democrat and Republican, because these sure wouldn’t fly with a Libertarian or any member of any party that believes the Government should not be in the business of regulating rights.
Mr. Malarkey continues by saying “My thoughts and opinions do not reflect that of my companies.” That doesn’t sound like good leadership to me. That’s like the owner of a steak house supporting PETA.
My philosophy is simple, if you have nothing to hide then why be concerned, everyone in this country should be given an equal right to own whatever they want, however there should be a regimented, well regulated structure on how you should achieve those rights.” Wow, I have a feeling I am preaching to the choir here but I am gonna do it anyway. The right to bear arms is the only right we have to ask permission to exercise, Mr. Malarkey wants to make it harder to exercise your rights.
So what’s the Malarkey plan to end mass shootings? He wants a licensing system to own firearms. He compares it to renewing a drivers license. “Formalize the process to ownership, qualify, validate, and renew just like a driver’s license, or dive certificate. Yep he compares the right to bear arms with scuba diving certifications.
So whats the Malarky plan look like?
- License 1 (Yellow Badge)
- Hunting and Firearms safety training would be required to hunt with your family.
- A licensed instructor with mental health awareness would send red flags which would require further evaluation.
- If a kid goes hunting with his Father’s gun without a “Yellow Badge” the father gets in trouble
- Having this license for two years would be required before someone (lets call them Ivan) could even own a firearm.
- License 2 (Orange Badge)
- More training would be required
- Barrel lengths and magazine capacity limits for people with this badge
- You can build a gun yourself
- All sales through a licensed dealer
- You are required to have the badge for two years before you can get the Purple Badge
- License 3 (Purple Badge)
- So after 4 years of training you can buy a pistol!
- Unlimited magazine capacity
- Renew every 5 years
- Oh and more training
- License 4 (Green Badge)
- $500 every 5 years
- A Credit Check, Yep seriously a freakin credit check to bad of me as I pay cash for every thing and don’t have credit cards.
- Access to NFA items without the paperwork
- License 5 (Gold Badge)
- Another criminal and mental background check
- Training on munitions safety, kill radius, explosive disposal
- Access to explosive rounds
So there you have it, the Malarkey licensing process. (Please excuse the wording it sounds better in Russian.)
Another requirement is that all sales go through a licensed dealer. According to Mr. Malarkey “Its a pain in the ass but it does work and keeps guns out of the hands of criminals” no it doesn’t, it only makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights.
Another requirement is that all weapons be stored in safes.
Just when you thought Mr. Malarkey couldn’t have any more good ideas he comes up with this little gem . . .
If someone access your weapon/s and its used in a crime and they didn’t have to break into your safe to get them, then that should make you liable/partly liable for for the crime committed with the firearm.
Let that sink in for a minute. If someone breaks into your house an steals a gun without having to break into a safe and kills someone you can be held liable or partly liable for the murder.
Mr. Malarkey goes on “I know this is tough love but fuck me running you will definitely be locking your shit up or be using biometric scanners if its mandatory”
So there you have it Comrade Malarkey’s plan for to stop gun violence. To sum it up make it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase guns.
Mr. Malarkey’s company X-products quickly removed the above Facebook posts and disassociated themselves from their leader’s views: “We understand the response to Mr Malarkey’s comments. As such he DOES NOT reflect the views of X Products, it’s staff, or industry partners.
The man himself posted a retraction on their Instagram page (as above).
In the retraction Mr. Malarkey had this to say, “I also believe that if we continue to ignore these issues, legislatures will draft laws that are unfavorable to the 2A community.”
First of all suggesting that we are ignoring this issues is ridiculous, secondly the changes Mr. Malarkey are suggesting are unfavorable to the 2A community.
Before you judge the authenticity of his retraction, check out what his not better half does in her free time. This past year she created a fundraiser of Everytown for Gun safety. Yep the group that wants to greatly restrict American’s rights. “Their mission means a lot to me” is exactly what she said.
Just as the gun rights “mission” means a lot to us.