Ron Paul wants to change the right to bear arms

August 5, 2007

  Yeah, he said it.  It was on FOXnews.  I will paraphrase his remarks becase I was so astounded by his argument that I couldn’t write at the time.  It always strikes me funny when people take the argument most used against what they believe, and then recite it to defend their view.

   Ron got a lot of face time today, and in the overall I thought handled himself quite nicely.  the only place I saw a significant breakdown in his arguments for his views was on gun control.  He said, and again this is a paraphrase…the people who wrote the constitution I’m sure did not envision not being able to carry their shotguns across state lines.

   No kidding?  You think some guy in Georgia didn’t realize that he would end up facing different gun laws if he went into South Carolina?  Fair enough.  I’ll buy that

Do you think the people who wrote the constitution took into account some guy driving in an automobile from Florida to Maine in a day, with a trunkload of guns to sell?

Do you think these old musket carrying rapscallions considered the idea of a machine gun that fires several thousand rounds a minute, or an automatic handgun with a 15 round clip?

   I’m sure they took into account driveby shoootings, since I’m sure drivebys was a problem at the time, and I’m also almost certain they took into account teeneagers carrying guns to school and wiping out their classmates…again, a huge problem in the 1700’s.

   You made the gun control argument for us Ron.  The founding fathers never realized what would happen in the future.  This isn’t cause to make it easier to get a gun, but rather a reason to make it harder.  I fully suport the peoples right to own weapons, and I fully support the practical reasoning behind making purchasing a gun a difficult process.

     Just to give a little insight, I do not own a gun, because at least 5 times a day if I owned one I would use it as it was intended.