Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How Stupid is the SAFE Act?

These rifles are safe, legal and will help reduce violence committed with a gun:

These rifles are death machines, that only the Government should be allowed to have:

These rifles have the exact same inner workings, fire the exact same round, and use the exact same magazine. The only difference is the cosmetics. How they "look." The SAFE Act calls a rifle an "Assault Weapon" if it has two of the following:
  • Detachable magazine with capacity greater than 10 rounds
  • Folding or telescoping (collapsible) stock
  • Pistol grip
  • Forward grip
  • Bayonet lug
  • Flash suppressor
  • Muzzle break
  • Barrel shroud
All of the "safe" rifles have at most one of the aspects above, the detachable magazine. All of the killer death machines have at least two and some have more of the aspects listed above.

Of course, the "safe" rifles I chose to show are all black and scary looking, and the killer death machines are all pink, purple and feature Hello Kitty. This, for the ironically impaired, was to prove a point. These laws do NOTHING to prevent crime. They only serve to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to legally purchase weapons.

The issue is that lawmakers writing gun bans, have no idea what they are doing. They can't come out and announce a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, which is what they want to do. They must try and get around that by banning cosmetic aspects of rifles, that in no way affect the way the rifle works.

Stupid people do stupid things because they are stupid.

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