Via email from JavaMan:
I was driving the other day and thinking. I do that a lot lately. And I came upon a convoy of “weekend warriors” – National Guardsmen, I believe (I don’t think it was Regulars, although I could be wrong) and later on the trip back home as I was thinking about the anti-gunners argument that “No-one should have an military style weapon… what with it’s ‘high capacity clip’ and pistol grip, etc…”
Maybe you’ll see where I”m going with this.
Following that reasoning no one should have a vehicle or any other equipment that can perform as well or better than anything the military has. Like cars that go 70, 80 or more MPH! We should all be limited to 50 mph as a military convoy is on the highway! And why would anyone need a 4X4 … only the military should have those. And then there are the various Hummers out there.
I know, just a wild and crazy thought but I though may be you could consider it when someone posits “no one should have something that the military might have” argument.
I think the argument is sound. But logical arguments are not the currency of our opponents. Hence it will have no more value to them than if we offered a $100 bill to a caveman in hopes he wouldn’t hurt us. He would probably take it as an insult, club us over the head, and take our pocket knives while leaving our corpses to be eaten by the vultures and maggots.
Given the chance, anti-gunners would do the modern day equivalent.
We need responses the caveman will understand.