By Preston S.
I don’t particularly like firearms. I fired my first one when I joined the military, and my last one shortly before getting out of it. I purchased them while in the military in order to train effectively and often, to meet potential demands for shooting ability. After I got out, I had no reason to own any, so I do not . . .
All that said, I hate “gun control” as it is. Or, really, almost anything that remotely sounds like it. I think we’ve already banned or control everything we need to (automatic weapons and most forms of explosives, missiles, etc.), and everything I’ve seen for the last few years is absolutely absurd, ludicrous, useless, an abridgement of Constitutional law, and an unnecessary expense of tax dollars, as well as an excuse for politicians to bicker over hot-button topics that either shouldn’t exist, or have already been resolved.
I get sick to my stomach when someone says, “I don’t want all guns banned, just the assault guns.” And I pleasantly fantasized about strangling someone a few weeks ago when I had to explain to him that we had completely dispensed with the idea of mass market weapons having to be reloaded after one shot by the very early 1900s. Now almost every firearm out there is either semi-automatic, double-action, or pump/lever action.
It pisses me off to live in a state (Maryland) that bans seemingly random weapons and ammo for no reason while leaving an almost identical model, or almost identical ammunition completely available.
I don’t know a whole lot about specific firearms, or specific models of firearms. I know enough to think most Americans are blithering idiots when it comes to firearms — unfortunately, that’s not limited to the ones who want to ban them, or we’d have won this already — and being a student, I don’t have enough money to make a significant contribution to any political entities.
So, what can this northeast-coast-dwelling, Ivy League pursuing, liberal arts studying, pot advocating, humanitarian mission serving, Obama-for-President (the first time) wishing, Patriot Act hating, decrease in defense budget voting, European education system appreciating, save the whales pandering, starry-eyed optimist do to help fight anti-firearm stupidity and defend the Constitution?