Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Smartfella Will Now Proceed To Go About Attempting To Prove How Dumb He Is

There is no reasoning with anyone on either side of the issue of Gun Control. Anyone who would dare to think he could reason with either side of the issue of Gun Control would not be too smart. In order to prove I am not smart, I’m going give it a try.

This is my attempt to convince those of you who are in favor of Increased Gun Control to see the silliness of one part of the Washington D.C. Gun Control Ban.

In 1976 Washington D.C enacted their Gun Control Ban which prohibited anyone other than law-enforcement officers from carrying a firearm in the city. Residents were even barred from keeping guns in their homes for self-defense.

Some in D.C. who owned firearms before the ban were allowed to keep them as long as the weapons were Disassembled or Trigger-Locked at all times. According to the law, trigger locks could not be removed for self-defense even if the owner was being robbed at gunpoint.

I put the bold in the above paragraph. Would you agree that these words mean... It is OK to keep your gun provided you do not ever try to use your gun.

Is this silly? Is this foolishness? I am so dumb that I think all of you would agree that this is Silly and Foolish.

Well, the courts agreed with my Silly Foolish contention.

The courts did repeal this part of the law but it took 32 years for the D.C. Court of Appeals and then the Supreme Court to rule that it was Unconstitutional.

If I had been shot dead with my Trigger-Locked and/or Disassembled Gun in my cold dead hand during the 32 years that that part of the law was Constitutional, I would be really mad.

Would I kid u?

The Smartfella