Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Curtailing Illegal Arms

After I read the New York Times article, With Caveats, U.S. Backs Session at U.N. on Curtailing Illegal Arms, By Warren Hoge this morning I remembered an old quote I saw recently. It should give United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and a few others that would like to see honest citizens disarmed a clue about how much good more gun laws will do."Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."--Plato. It doesn't matter how many laws you pass or how many agreements you sign, the bad guy will always be armed.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

9 Comments:

Blogger dusty said...

I am a gun-toting progressive. I fail to see how limiting my right to own a traditional handgun will change anything. I do not believe that we all need to own machine guns or uzi's however..those are a tad over the top..and don't work real well for game hunting.

1:21 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

Dusty, I don't believe we need to own machine guns or uzi's, but. If a person can pass the background checks and wants one just for competitive or just for the fun of it shooting I don't think they should be prohibited. I would never be able to afford such a hobby myself.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

4:21 PM  
Blogger dusty said...

Hey..I have a nice collection of elected officials in different poses..you can help yourself to any I post. Just click on them and they will open in a larger window I beleive.

Thanks for stopping by my humble lil blog :)

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Jake Porter said...

"Guns don't kill people. The government does." -- Dale Gribble (King of the Hill)

7:08 PM  
Anonymous And Another Thing said...

David: I reference you to this post : http://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=19259076&postID=114489895301027269

as this subject drives me nuts with the good intentions paving the road to hell. It may sound quaint, but an unarmed populace is a subjugated populace.

If you read the post, how can you look at Northern Ireland and say 'gun control' works?

Good post, my friend.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Traven said...

Let us not forget Kofi Annen's brilliant efforts in curtailing genocide in Rwanda and Sudan. Meanwhile, I believe I'll do an inventory of the modest Traven household arsenal, since I need a break from the incessant yardwork.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous scriptor said...

Just quickly glimpsed at it, but it made me wonder, what would make them tell the difference between those who "righteously" fight tyrranical governments and those who are just terroristic rebels? No matter what you do, the black market is made of people, and people adapt. I remember an interesting statement about the war on terrorism, whenever we try to do a crackdown, the weakest ones die or get caught, while the best learn and get better.

1:52 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

I do not believe that we all need to own machine guns or uzi's ... don't work real well for game hunting.

I must differ slightly with this position. Defending my life, my liberty, and my property from those who would take it from me is not a sporting purpose. The second amendment is not there to protect the right to hunt game, it is there to keep the government from taking away my right to defend myself. If my house were ever invaded by members of the MS-13 street gang (known lately for very professional paramilitary tactics), I would feel a lot better if I had a Thompson submachine gun than just a shotgun or a handgun.

I agree that the government should be allowed to regulate weapons that are inherently hazardous. Guns are not. They have to be aimed and the trigger must be pulled before they kill someone. Bombs and chemical weapons are a different matter...

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Hey, Scriptor, good to see you're still around.

12:43 AM  
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