I demand that we close the Going Wherever You Want Loophole! If we checked everyone for government issued photo ID as they walked out their front door, we could prevent sidewalks from being superhighways for criminals, but the ACLU has vowed to fight any such legislation.
[Careful Tam, someone might actually run with that. It is amazing though the number of people who go into PSH over two law people engaging in lawful commerce.
I think to prevent people from going on murderous rampages with vehicles there should be no more private party sales. If you want to sell a vehicle, it has to be through an auto dealer. What’s that I hear you say, the person selling the item won’t make what it’s worth anymore since the dealer is taking a cut. Too bad, we can’t have two consenting adults participate in lawful commerce anymore because there could be a bad person out there.
At one time the law was to protect the innocent and law abiding. At some point this was turned on it’s head and people seem to think the law is there to protect them from the bad people. News flash, it’s your job to protect yourself from bad people. It is the job of the law to punish the bad people after they have done or attempted to do something to you. It is not the job of the law to punish people because they have the ability to do something you don’t like. Just because I have a gun doesn’t mean I’m an armed robber. Just because Joe asks if he can buy a gun from me, doesn’t mean he’s going to go rob a bank. I don’t see how my wanting to engage in lawful commerce makes me a criminal.
Just the same, my wanting to travel without showing ID doesn’t make me a criminal. It just means it’s none of your damn business. The fact I don’t fly anymore doesn’t make me a criminal, though these same people would argue it does. What am I hiding and so upset by that I don’t want to be molested against my will by some sexual deviant being paid by the state. To all those who want these types of laws: Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. I haven’t done a damn thing to violate you, your rights, or your property. Leave me the fuck alone to conduct my business in privacy and how I wish. What is so freaking hard about understanding this!? I haven’t broken the law, and as such you have no right to infringe upon my rights. –B]
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.