Friday, February 15, 2013

No Guns for You

A city in Vermont banned assault rifles and high capacity magazines in their town.  A local gun range is concerned because they anticipate that it will hurt their business.  In retaliation for that, they have banned the local police from using their range while on duty to train.

Actions have consequences and when foolish legislators make foolish laws they have to live with those consequences.  Police need to train.  They need patrol rifles and they need high capacity magazines for those rifles.  By banning those weapons they will become harder to get and more expensive.

Barrett manufactures .50 caliber rifles.  These are very expensive sniper rifles that are virtually never used in crimes.  One person in California has been killed by one.  Despite having never been a significant crime problem the California government banned these rifles for sale in California to civilians.  Barrett then stopped selling them here to anyone.  I agree with their marketing decision, government can't destroy business and then expect business as usual; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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