October 05, 2007

When Fake Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Fake Guns

Honest to God, it's THINGS LIKE THIS that convince me local legislators, and legislators in general, exist entirely without ever using their brains.

I think the right to carry fake guns should be backed by a powerful lobbying group, like NNRRA (National Not Real Rifle Association) or something like that.

Posted by Ryan at October 5, 2007 11:24 AM | TrackBack

So... what's your pitch here? That armed robbery with a fake gun isn't armed robbery?

Posted by: Joshua at October 8, 2007 03:27 PM

How about: armed robbery with fake guns isn't going to be affected in the least by a ban on fake guns. How about: banning fake guns is legislative nonsense. How about: if fake guns are banned, it's not a big stretch to imagine the next item or items to be banned. As a person who tends to walk around armed like Batman, Joshua, I can imagine what you'd say if your local government tried to ban the carrying of, say, an Asp.

Posted by: Ryan at October 8, 2007 03:39 PM

And, start blogging again, damnit. I'm actually productive at work now, and we can't have that.

Posted by: Ryan at October 8, 2007 03:41 PM

I didn't say it was a good idea -- I was just suggesting that it's not a stupid idea.

And, at the end of the day, an ASP is just a piece of pipe. There's a 16" galvanized hex bolt you can get at any construction supply store for $2 that is a much better weapon -- the threading makes an excellent grip and the hex head provides a striking focus. And it has the advantage of being cheap enough that you can use it and get rid of it without cutting into the profit from whatever crime you just used it to commit. An ASP is just the civilized, and therefore inferior, defensive alternative.

"Armed like batman" indeed. Pssh.

Posted by: Joshua at October 10, 2007 12:55 PM
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