Thursday, February 6, 2014
The right to bear…what?
People of the United States of America. As someone who is not one of those (a person of the USA, that is), I nevertheless feel it incumbent upon me to warn you that your rights under the Second Amendment may, even now, be being violated by your state and federal governments.
It has come to my attention that in many states items such as brass knuckles, throwing stars, and switchblades may actually be completely illegal! In many states you can’t carry your sword. Be careful, because you may not be allowed to carry your crossbow or even your conventional bow and arrow around in public. You may want to leave your expandable baton or nunchucks at home, depending where you live.
I’m amazed that the gun lobby hasn’t sought to extend its remit to defend your rights to carry these weapons. It couldn’t be, could it…? No, surely not. It couldn’t be that the powers behind the gun lobby are actually more interested in protecting their right to sell guns, than your right to bear arms?
I urge you, people of America, to take to the streets in defence of your constitutional right to carry your blackjack, your crossbow and your switchblade.
Of course, I can see the other side of the argument. These weapons are, after all, dangerous. Someone might get hurt. Now, wait a minute…