Gun cartoon of the day

WellRegulated

Aside from the false stereotype of the overweight, goofy looking, flannel shirt wearing, gun owner there is a fair amount of truth in this.

Well-regulated as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Heller decision is close to what the cartoonist says (Heller pages 23 and 24) :

… the adjective “well-regulated” implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training. See Johnson 1619 (“Regulate”: “To adjust by rule or method”); Rawle 121–122; cf. Va. Declaration of Rights §13 (1776), in 7 Thorpe 3812, 3814 (referring to “a wellregulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms”).

Of course the cartoonist intended to portray the NRA as ignorant and ridiculous but instead demonstrated their own ignorance and prejudice. You should not be surprised. It is “par for the course”.

2 thoughts on “Gun cartoon of the day

  1. It is funny how right the cartoonist is, even as he tries to be a complete and utter dick about it.

    Precise pendulum clocks are often referred to as “regulator clocks”. Why? Because they are “well-regulated” – i.e. they are calibrated accurately, are in proper working order (exceptional working order, in some cases, but still), and stay that way for extended periods of time.

    Firearms may not look a lot like clocks (though some are clockwork nightmares on the inside), but if a gun only fires when the trigger is pulled, then yes it is, in fact, a “well-regulated” firearm.

  2. And I AM overweight, goofy-looking (I’m told), and wearing flannel (it’s winter in Wisconsin fer cripes sake!). AND I sure as heck would hope the bullets come out only when I pull the trigger. The cartoon ain’t funny- just factual. And insulting.

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