If you want to fire an assault weapon, do what so many patriotic Americans do: Join the armed forces.
Does that sound familiar to anyone?
That could have been Lenin rephrased, as in this case, where the party members were exempt from a weapons ban. Or it could have been Adolf Hitler who said:
If any citizen wants to possess arms, let him join the Party.
But it was neither. And it was said in todays newspaper, not by a despot known to have killed millions, but by the U.S. politician Del. Anthony G. Brown who is Martin O’Malley’s running mate for the governor of Maryland. He also said this:
Assault weapons have one purpose and one purpose only: That is to kill human beings.
Of the thousands of rounds I have fired through my “assault weapons” no humans were killed as a result. I have to conclude that either my guns are defective or Brown’s thinking is defective. I don’t have to toss a coin on this one. In a comparison between my rifles and Brown’s brain I’ll take my rifles as the better of the two any day.