A police officer in Indiana ó in an op-ed ó attempts to point out the difficulty of banning firearms. Iíll give him some credit for that but he could use some instruction on the issue when he writes:
"There are billions of guns in the United States. Should a law be passed similar to the Prohibition law of the 1920s and 1930s prohibiting the making and possession of guns? This would only increase the demand for guns. Criminals would sell guns at outrageous prices and people would pay those prices for their own protection as well as selling to the criminals. People who go through the legal procedures to obtain a gun permit very seldom violate laws. I do agree, however, we need to stop the import of dangerous AK-15 foreign weapons and the likes of those"
There's no such thing as an AK-15, of course, so I decided to create one. Or is it an AR-47?
Oh well, just imagine his reaction when he finds out that AK-47s are already illegal to import, and have been since 1986.
What an idiot. I have no respect for these types. Saying, "I am against banning guns except these types" means you ARE FOR BANNING GUNS! That is like saying, "I am against rape, except when she wears a short skirt"... Well maybe not, but you get the point.
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I am not sure but I think you would use an AK-15 to hunt the verry rare JackAlope.
In all seriousness the "police officer" cited in the Op-ed probibly does not exist, just a figment of the editorial staff's imagination. Most police departments strictly forbid any and all media responces by their officers that are not from official public affairs types. Exactly to prevent the silly comments like the ones made in the given example.
Off subject a little when I was 17 I had a 1968 camaro ss all hopped up. Passed a cop on I-35 going 120 mph never seen him coming up and with his reaction he never saw me go by I thought at the time . The next exit had 3 hypos setting at the on ramp big wampin ticket $290 and 30 day no license . My dad took my car from me and drove a John deer tractor over the hood . I still cuss him for that . I put up hay for 3 summers to buy that car from my sisters boyfreind at the time. $3,000 to the scrap yard . I never got another ticket though still to this day in fact .
Given half a chance people will do half of what you expect from them .