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I'm going to out on a limb and assume he was referring to the latter when talking about the AR-15. I don't much about AR-15s, but I'm pretty sure you can't make them (or any other gun for that matter) entirely out of plastic.
reply to post by macman
I am British, have never fired a gun in my life, and eschew them in favour of bladed weapons. However, even I, a firearms luddite, was able to tell before the first ten seconds of the video were over, that the man making the presentation was WOEFULLY under informed. His use of terminology was inaccurate, inconsistent, misleading and unnecessary. I suppose I should not be shocked, but somehow it always manages to totally amaze me, that anyone can stand in front of a nation and speak on matters that they know not a damned thing about.
That may seem strange coming from a fellow who, by my own words above has never fired a gun in his life, and is yet commenting on this thread. But there is one thing I do know about, that not many people in the US can really appreciate. I live in a nation where there is no real right to bear arms, where individuals have no protection from potential tyrany on behalf of the state, nor from criminal enterprise. I may not like guns, but I cannot legally carry a decent blade either.
What this man is doing, is using sensationalist propeganda, to try and out flank one of the most important sections, of one of the most important documents in the history of human kind (again, I may not be from the USA, but I know a good thing when I read it). It lays out the importance of a peoples right to prevent their government from FORCING obedience from them, by legally binding their right to defend themselves, and to carry the tools to do so without infringement. To allow such a monumentally important document, as contains that edict, to be thrown to the winds of entropy, especially on the basis of such shallow sayings as those of Senator de Leon in this video, would be a crime against the whole of mankind, as well as the people of the United States of America.
Why do I say, that it would be a crime against all mankind, to mess with legislation pertaining to the USA? I will tell you. It would be a gargantuan error to allow the ammendment as it stands to be altered or removed from statute, for many reasons, chief amongst which, in my veiw, are as follows:
1) People all over the world, in every nation which is not free of tyranny, wish they had the right to stand up to oppressors. Even in lands where even thinking such things is criminal, they think them anyway. The document as it stands, is a beacon to anyone in those lands who knows of it, that somewhere on this planet, there are people who follow a tradition of self reliance and self defense, that there is a nation on this Earth which HAS enshrined the right to defend oneself in its very foundations. Having known nothing else, many American people can never understand what that means for people who are told that legally, it is better to be beaten to death, than to risk punishment for fighting back.
2) At this time, the government of the United States of America has proven itself to be at odds with its own people, on so many counts that to choose this moment, this era in history, to change, to muddy the waters of, to even nudge the right to bear arms from its perch so lofty, renders the people unable to respond to even the smallest threat, never mind the largest, of being enslaved to a greater degree than they already have been, by the corporations which are running the show behind the scenes. There can be no worse time for such a change, than the ones people in the USA are finding themselves in.
There is an awful lot about guns, and the USA that bothers me. I do not like guns, because in my veiw they are noisy, smelly, over complicated, and in the hands of anyone but an expert marksman, carry a massive risk of collateral damage when used for defense. I do not like the US government, anything it does, to anyone, anywhere. I do not like the way that American business seems to be about board members salaries, rather than focusing its efforts and resources where they ought to be, on making workers lives better, their futures secure. But, as a man who grew up in a nation where there is no right to bear arms, which until recently would prosecute a resident for killing or assaulting a home invader, I have to say, that just knowing that someone out there lives under a better law than I do keeps me leveled out.
I do not think that the US government, or indeed any one of its members, nor indeed some of its citizens appreciate, just how important the freedoms they still have are, not just to them, but to the peace and probably the future of the entire planet, perhaps even the human race as we know it. If they did, this discussion would not be necessary, and the lackwit with the SBR, would not have been trotted out to pontificate on a subject he clearly has no appreciation for, or understanding of.
: Senator de Leon, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.