Gatling Gun Loophole
Posted by vpcadmin on February 28, 2008
The Gun Blobby continues to press deadly military weapons upon our children and nation. No extreme is too outrageous for them. Most disturbing of all is their demand for ownership of Gatling guns.
Doctor Richard J. Gatling invented these monstrosities under the belief that fewer men would die in war. “Guns Save Lives?” What a foolish belief. It, of course, did not work as the U.S. Army realized such contraptions violated the Geneva Convention, thus passed on purchasing any. The sole exception was General Benjamin Butler, but the law caught up him and the U.S. Army executed him after the war.
Imagine if someone made a .50 BMG Gatling gun. They could shoot down an aircraft with great ease. A Barrett Terror Rifle fires at a rate of ten shots per minute. A Gatling Gun can easily fire at six hundred rounds per minute. That’s sixty times the destructive power! To reduce the risk of terrorism, here are a few Reasonable Steps:
- Outlaw the exportation of Gatling guns.
- Add Gatling guns to the NFA Registry.
- Outlaw all types of ammunition used in Gatling guns.
The Gun Blobby goes on and on about how these are outdated weapons that are unlikely to ever be used be terrorists or criminals. Well, terrorism is founded on the principle of doing the unexpected: a rented car is used to run over pedestrians, free speech is used to preach hatred, and trucks filled with deadly hazardous material are attacked. To be perfectly safe, we should outlaw all those other things as well.
What is most important: Our children will thank us for this.