Quote of the day—Kender MacGowan

I’d be ok with Beto trying to take guns if he promises to do it personally.

Kender MacGowan
Facebook post.
September 14, 2019
[H/T Basil.

I see two ways this working out:

  1. He uses his own money to “buy back” the guns at a price people are willing to sell.
  2. He attempts to confiscate them from unwilling owners and he is arrested, prosecuted, and goes to prison or a mental ward.

Regardless, it’s pretty funny to think about.—Joe]

10 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Kender MacGowan

  1. i like option #1. Because he’s so ignorant, he’d give them to someone else (because HE doesn’t like them) to “dispose” of, but that means it is a straw-man purchase and a clear violation of the law. so he buys back a hundred guns, gets sent to jail for 20 years as a gun-runner. Righteous and ironic.

    • Except for the minor problem that straw-buyer gun runners only get sent to jail if they have an R after their name, not if they have a D.

  2. I am weirdly reminded of those tales about gun buybacks where antique and modern FFL holders would set up shop outside and offer to appraise firearms and give better deals than crappy Wal-Mart gift cards.

    • I am also reminded of the stories of starter pistols and mortar round storage boxes getting sold to the governments for their Wal-Mart gift cards. Serves them right. Buy Back. Not if I didn’t buy it from them.

      More totalitarian Newspeak.

  3. You can’t sale your guns back to the government. That would be transfer of a weapon to a known felon!

  4. If he attempts to confiscate firearms from an unwilling owner, that could quite likely end up with him being perforated by multiple projectiles traveling at a high rate of speed. In most states, if not all, it is legal to defend one’s property from robbery by shooting the robber.

    • Um, no, I don’t think so. For example, in NH you can’t generally use deadly force in defense of property, only in defense of persons.
      I do remember reading that it’s legal in Texas, but only at night.

      • You can in Utah. Attempting to steal someone’s lawfully owned firearms would be robbery, which is a forcible felony under Utah law, and it is legal to use force to prevent a forcible felony in Utah. I am sure that Utah is not alone in this.

        Also, you are incorrect about Texas.

        “If the person who used force knew or had reason to believe that it was being used against one who was entering or attempting to enter his or her home, business or vehicle; removing or attempting to remove the person from his or her home, business or vehicle; OR committing or attempting to commit:

        murder
        sexual assault
        robbery
        aggravated kidnapping
        aggravated sexual assault
        aggravated robbery”

        Source: https://statelaws.findlaw.com/texas-law/texas-self-defense-laws.html

        • Ok. I was latching on to the phrase “defense of property”.
          Self defense against robbery is not defense of property, it is defense of person against threat of bodily harm. So if you are talking about attempting to take someone’s firearms by threat of force, yes, that would be robbery, and that would therefore be defense of persons. Conversely, defense of property applies if there is no threat of serious bodily harm. If you catch a thief in the act of emptying your gun cabinet (and none of them are pointed at you), that would not be robbery and the situation is different.
          As I recall, Texas has a law that says deadly force is authorized against thieves in the night but not against thieves during the day. It may be that I misunderstood, I forget the source of that information.

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