Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Slippery Slope My Ass

This pretty much sums up how I feel about gun control. Anything could be a murder weapon if you put your mind to it. If you don't think so, you must not be watching any of the various offerings in prime time television with letters like NCIS or SVU or CI in their titles. My point is, there is danger all around us. And there are reasonable things you can do on a regular basis to live a little safer, not to mention longer. Wear your seatbelt. Use those oven mitts. Wear eye protection. Wear those bright orange and oh-so-fashionable clothing items when venturing out into the woods during hunting season. When replacing a light fixture, make sure that particular switch in the breaker box is in the fully off position. Short and simple, this is it. Outlawing assault weapons and large capacity ammo clips doesn't infringe on anyone's freedom. And the slippery slope analogy is nothing more than meaningless, emotional tripe used to rally support among our citizens who don't take the time to be properly informed on the issue. It is possible for gun control legislation to be written in very precise and specific terms. So allow me to haul out my tiniest violin to play a sad little tune for any of you who would cry foul at having your assault weapons taken away. They were designed for one purpose and one purpose only. For one human to kill another human. And that, boys and girls, isn't anyone's right.

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