Unless you are planning on using your gun to kill or giving it/selling it to someone who is, your buy back is nothing more than another thing to make you feel good. Listen closely to what has been said a million times by a million smart folks…your feel good move WILL NOT make a flying flipping bit of difference in terms of keeping your kid, my kid, any kid safe in schools, movie theaters, banks, parks…
[Most of the clamoring I’ve heard recently, including the BS being introduced in congress is the same old song and dance we’ve always heard. It’s the classic, “Do it again but only harder.”
What’s the definition of insanity again? It happens to be the same as futility.
The act of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
As Joe has so rightly pointed out though we need an orthogonal solution. The problem is, they are unwilling to accept any solution but that which they want. To them that is the only answer to the problem, their problem as defined by them. Both sides of the debate admit there is a problem and want to find a solution. One side of this debate doesn’t want to debate though, they want to lecture and do what they want.
Currently I’m sick of the BS being spouted by that particular group and as far as I’m concerned can be run out of the discussion. We had the discussion on their talking points and they lost. If they don’t want to grow up and actually discuss things like a reasonable and rational person, difficult given the prevalence for Peterson Syndrome, they can go sit at the kids table and eat while the grownups talk.
Ultimately A Girl’s conclusion is right:
So when another attack happens because no effective change took place I hope you are still feeling good about yourself. As for me, I prefer to do what at least has a chance of working. You will not be getting my gun. Not for 200 bucks or for $500 or for $1000 or…you get the picture.
Another attack will happen, it is an inevitability. The choice of tool by the killer may change, but this tragedy will happen again as long as we keep redoing the same failed solutions. China has had a string of similar incidents where a knife was used instead of a firearm.
For those of you who think that we can negotiate and retain some of our rights. What happens when the next attack occurs? Or the one after that? They will come and nibble again and again, stripping your rights away. Ultimately to the point where they are trying to outlaw kitchen knives.
We stand to gain nothing by negotiating with the enemy on this front, instead we stand to lose everything. Now is the time to stand up and fight.
If you haven’t contacted your reps, do so now. That link will allow you to contact all your reps in one shot. I spent some time last weekend and wrote individual personalized letters to each of my reps. If you have the time, do it. Don’t let the work of the past 19 years undoing the damage sink and fade into the darkness. -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.