Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm 'Bout to Bust a Cap

Two postal workers shot dead in Tennessee, during a possible robbery attempt.

Federal law states that carrying weapons on federal properties -- concealed or otherwise -- is illegal. An exception allows the carrying of weapons for "lawful purposes," but my understanding is that this phrase is ill-defined, so it borders on useless.

No matter how many laws the state or federal legislatures construct, and no matter their absurd complexity, gun crimes continue. A million weapon regulations will not stop those who laugh at the rule of law.

Officials serious about reducing gun violence should repeal the plethora of worthless laws and let everyone go armed. Make exceptions of people under legal age, the mentally infirm, and convicted felons, if you wish. But no law, no law enforcement thug, and no judge should obstruct the clear right of the people to pack heat. Then stand back and watch the crime rate shrink like Obama's messianic hopes.

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." -- Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon, 1942

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