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Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is how the BATFE keeps us safe

To sum up, then, we are to believe that--Constitutional questions aside (even forgetting shall not be infringed, what Constitutionally enumerated power of the federal government justifies federal regulation of attaching handles to firearms?)--the American public is made safer by the impositions of these bizarre, arbitrary restrictions. We are, in fact, apparently expected to believe that a firearm configured in such a way that a paraplegic can fire it more accurately poses an unreasonable threat to public safety.

Anyone who wants to remind me that there is a way to do it legally should save their breath. Paying $200, or $5, or 5 cents, for that matter--not to mention the fingerprints, photographs, and all the other privacy-crushing hoops, for the "privelege" of attaching a handle to a gun--is not for libertly-loving, patriotic Americans. I might be reduced to biting at the BATFE's ankles, but I'll be damned if I ever lick their boots. [More]
That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner column. Some might notice that complaining about the BATFE's bizarre insistence on imposing rules on the attachment of a handle to a gun is territory I've covered before. Not, in other words, groundbreaking stuff--deal with it--I'm pissed off all over again.