Monday, December 23, 2013

'Assault weapon' bans punish the disabled--and everyone else

In a very real sense, those advocating "assault weapon" bans--for either the disabled or the able-bodied--are trying to outlaw accurate shooting. Evidently, they care no more for innocent bystanders than for gun owners.


Ed said...

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Note that each of the laws and policies cited in this article are an infringement of the right to keep and bear arms. There are no qualifiers in the U.S. Constitution as to the types of arms, overall length or barrel length of the arms, or accessories installed on those arms, or types of stocks on those arms, or whether one hand or two hands are required to use those arms. All limitations enacted by Congress or state legislatures or ordered via the Executive are infringements.

Anonymous said...

Many weapons laws discriminate against the disabled. I had thought about adding a foregrip to my shotgun, until finding I could not do so.

As a disabled person, you constantly travel through urban areas with crosshairs on you. Criminals pick the path of least resistance, and the disabled are perceived as easy targets.

I do not know if the Americans with Disabilities Act primarily applies to employment discrimination, or does it provide expansion into other fields, like self defense?