Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Unintended Consequences

Private industry and individual genius is what has always driven the small-arms market. The recent panty-bunching fear of the .50BMG rifle as a "weapon of war" is but one example. The .50 caliber cartridge and the M2 machinegun were the products of the individual genius of John Moses Browning, but the use of the .50 BMG round in long-range precision rifles was the brainchild of a few dedicated experimenters, brought to commercial success by Ron Barrett, and they were shot for recreation and in competition long before they were adopted by militaries as "weapons of war."

The Geek has some excerpts that illustrate what happens when the civilian market is stifled by idiotic laws, and how detrimental it can be to our military.

Give it a read.

Write your congresscritters.

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