This is reasonable?

July 15, 2008

The weasels in D.C. government are responding to the Supreme Court’s Heller decision with proposed rules showing they truly do not get it:

Here’s what they’re proposing:

  • Allowing an exception for handgun ownership for self-defense use inside the home.
  • If you want to keep a handgun in your home, the MPD will have to perform ballistic testing on it before it can be legally registered.
  • There will be a limit to one handgun per person for the first 90 days after the legislation becomes law.
  • Firearms in the home must be stored unloaded and disassembled, and secured with either a trigger lock, gun safe, or similar device. The new law will allow an exception for a firearm while it is being used against an intruder in the home.
  • Residents who legally register handguns in the District will not be required to have licenses to carry them inside their own homes.

How grateful D.C.’s citizens must be. They will be allowed to use a handgun — one that’s been taken to the police for ballistic testing, of course — against an intruder in the home, after they’ve taken it from the gun safe, assembled it and loaded it. Sure hope there are some slow intruders in the nation’s capital.

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9 Responses to “This is reasonable?”

  1. Harl Delos Says:

    God forbid that someone get the idea that the Bill of Rights might be inalienable rights, endowed by our creator.

    Oops. I’ve expressed a thought without having registered first with the gummint to exercise my first amendment rights, and since I haven’t registered with the gummint my intention to not incriminate myself, I can be forced to confess.

  2. tim zank Says:

    Leo, this surprises you somehow??

    bidness as usual…..nannies being nannies

  3. de_tokeville Says:

    Speaking of nannies being nannies and bidness as usual, abortion’s legal and its opponents conjure up all sorts of local laws that make it near impossible to get one. Hey, maybe the right would be willing to compromise on it if all abortions were required by law to be performed utilizing firearms. Ah, bipartisanship!

  4. tim zank Says:

    de_tokeville: I think an argument could be made there is a really big difference between defending ones home with a firearm and ripping the head from the shoulders of a living breathing infant with a pair of hemostats.

    just sayin’……

  5. de_tokeville Says:

    And I think there’s no difference between nannies except for their pet causes and political affiliations. Just sayin’….

    Why are the ones who want to make us pray in school any different than those who want to police what we eat at McDonald’s? They’re well-meaning people, all of them. Here in the Land of Freedom and Opportunity it’s such a shame these people can’t seem to get a life. Say, kinda like those of us sittin’ here wankin’ on the Internet.

  6. tim zank Says:

    “Say, kinda like those of us sittin’ here wankin’ on the Internet.”

    heh heh heh… Good point…

  7. Harl Delos Says:

    Why are the ones who want to make us pray in school any different than those who want to police what we eat at McDonald’s?

    Mandating prayer in government-operated schools is a violation of “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” in the First Amendment of the US Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights.

    A restaurant is an organization that holds itself out as a provider of food fit for human consumption. If it has items on the menu that are not fit for human consumption, they’re engaging in fraud, and there’s nothing in the Bill of Rights, or in the US Constitution as a whole that guarantees a right to engage in fraud.

    there’s no difference between nannies except for their pet causes and political affiliations

    That’s because you’re defining those you disagree with as “nannies”. Sorta like this joke: If you want to build thousands of cabins on a mountain side that you own, you’re a developer. An environmental crusader is someone who built his cabin last year.

    Except I’m not sure it’s a joke.

  8. de_tokeville Says:

    My point, Harl, is that we’re all nannies who think the world would be a better place if everyone else would shut up and let us run things.

  9. Harl Delos Says:

    My point, Harl, is that we’re all nannies who think the world would be a better place if everyone else would shut up and let us run things.

    But that’s not true.

    Making idiots shut up would keep others from realizing what damnable fools they are. A good example would be Dubya’s talk yesterday about how the economy is in robust health.

    And I don’t want anybody to run things. That’s the primary focus of the Bill of Rights – it limits the power of anyone to run things, and instead gives everyone the freedom to do as they damned well please.

    Your pseudonym, de_tokeville, suggests that you’d like to be stoned all the time. That’s jake with me. Chemically-induced stupidity doesn’t relax me, or bring me much enjoyment, so I envy you and others who are able to hide in a bottle or in a funk of smoke.

    If you are instead referencing Alexis de Tocqueville, but are illiterate, my apologies.

    Just as cancer cures smoking, drug abuse is a form of evolution in action. We shouldn’t have laws limiting the ability of adults to indulge in the use of dope.

    But that doesn’t mean I think you should smoke dope in public. Indiana law says (IC 35-42-1) that “A person who knowingly or intentionally touches another person in a rude, insolent, or angry manner commits battery” which is a criminal act. Smoking in public is no less intrusive on others than if someone were to force you at gunpoint to eat pork and kraut or liver and onions.


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