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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for Gun Bans

Attorney General Bob Ferguson authored a couple of unfair gun ban & seizure bills which are currently under consideration in the Washington State legislature.  The bills are also probably unconstitutional: "Article 1, Section 24:Right to Bear Arms. "The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired [its a private right], but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men [no private armies]."

Gun control is a stagnant idea.  Guns are not the problem; guns are neutral tools.  Criminal behavior is the problem.   Gary Kleck demonstrated that an American uses a firearm in self defense, on average, every thirteen seconds.  This does not ennoble a firearm.  It only re-demonstrates that guns are not the problem. 

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Senate Bill 5050 would prohibit all possession, purchase, sale or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and ammunition magazines holding ten or more rounds, and House Bill 1387, which would impose a registration-licensing system for these so-called “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

In the United States, firearms registration has always preceded seizure:  The New York example; and the California example.

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The following reasoning is clear and accurate:

“If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions.”
-- Stefan Molyneux

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