Just some questions from bitter gun-clinging Jesus freak country…

There are much better fiskings of that smiley-faced socialist Barack Obama’s acceptance speech from Denver last night, but seeing the obligatory gun quote our folks have been chewing on, a couple of questions come to mind…

The — the reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than they are for those plagued by gang violence in Cleveland, but don’t tell me we can’t uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals.

Now, let me make one thing clear — even in the event the data actually backed up this “AKs in the hands of criminals” meme, I would neither make nor accept as valid the argument that any sort of restriction on semi-auto rifles would be the way to cut down on violent crime. I think the proper way to go about that would be to look at why said criminals are choosing that lifestyle, work on those factors, and in the meantime to leave the rest of us to choose for ourselves the weapon we wish to defend ourselves with. (And then, of course, there’s the whole purpose of the Second Amendment that no one likes to talk about…) But I still think it deserves to be asked to what extent the criminals are using semi-auto rifles like the AK, or their much more expensive AR or M1A brethren whose possession the Democrats also want to outlaw. And I think it’s also worth asking why the media don’t investigate the claim and publish the findings for all to see. (The smart money on that one says it’s because they’re all in the tank for Obama, but then we all knew that anyway.) I’m betting the data don’t support the contention that these weapons are anywhere near the weapon of choice, that this “keep(ing) AK-47s out of the hands of criminals” is just more standard gun-grabber bullshit, much like the “NRA is standing in the way of reasonable gun laws” shibboleth they peddle. And then, of course, there’s the fact that these people apparently don’t have a problem with said violent criminals walking the streets as long as they (allegedly) can’t procure a firearm. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — what the hell is WRONG with these people?!

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