Comments: Guns, Irony and Prosperity

I wonder if the RNC is in support of your hope. Considering the candidates they are offering up (and the ones the establishment is destroying) they may be wanting Obama for another 4 years, too.

Posted by Chris at October 4, 2011 11:31 PM

Didn't Barrett do the Electric Boogaloo out of Illinois as well?

Posted by Jerry at October 5, 2011 06:45 AM

Great article, I do appreciate the irony that the one industry gaining strength under Obama is firearms.

Small quibble... "...a law would ban assault rifles..." Do you mean it would define and ban certain semi-auto rifles as assault weapons?


As I understand it, the definition of assault rifle to be an infantry rifle capable of select fire from semi-auto to full or burst fire. Therefore new such weapons already prohibited under federal law.

Posted by styrgwillidar at October 5, 2011 08:51 AM

No, there's nothing ironic about what Schumer said, nor even anything inconsistent. Schumer isn't against guns, he's against you and me having guns. In Schumertopia, cops and soldiers and VIP security details would have lots and lots of guns. Schumer sees nothing the least bit evil about "small arms contracts with the Department of Defense."

Posted by Joel at October 5, 2011 10:19 AM

i support, even embrace, your irony. i live in oklahoma. may i remind you, that oklahoma is the only state, still in the union, that hussein did not carry a single county/parish. the only state. with that said, i have often contemplated telling those whom i know voted for hussein in '08, that i will vote for him in '12. the reason, i don't want their children to grow up in the same america i did. i want their children to grow up in a third world country.
embrace the irony!!

Posted by louielouie at October 5, 2011 01:48 PM

Dear Styrgwillidar:

The weapons being discussed are nothing more than semi-automatic rifles in the AR-15 class. Anti-gun zealots have long practiced the deception of tricking the public into thinking that anything that looks black and scary is an automatic weapon. They long for the imposition of another "assault weapon" ban.

A true assault rifle has these characteristics:
(1) Shoulder Fired
(2) Gas operated
(3) Detachable box magazine
(4) Firing an intermediate cartridge
(5) Capable of semiautomatic and fully automatic fire

You are correct in asserting that fully automatic weapons are not generally available in every corner guns hop. Citizens can own them, but the federal vetting process is time consuming, expensive and most annoying.

Thanks for your comments!

Posted by Mike Mc at October 5, 2011 07:07 PM