Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We Are Of Different Worlds

I think it is patently obvious that the writers at New York Magazine and I live in different worlds when it comes to guns. Consider this headline on a story about a recent Quinnipiac poll surveying attitudes of New Yorkers towards guns and gun ownership:
There Are Still New Yorkers Who Think It Should Be Easier to Buy a Bunch of Guns
The writer of this story, Joe Coscarelli, is aghast that 26% of the respondents thought you should be able to purchase more than one handgun per month. After saying it has been "a brutal, bullet-riddled summer" in Mayor Bloomberg's Paradise and noting that 36% of New Yorkers think that gun laws should be either less strict or stay the same, Coscarelli has this to say:
That leaves more than 60 percent saying, you know what, let's go ahead and make those laws stronger, but a full 26 percent of those polled oppose a proposed bill limiting handgun purchases to just one per month. Because who knows when you are going to need to grab a few at once. Just in case.
We may live in different worlds but the Second Amendment applies everywhere in the United States - even New York City - despite what Mr. Coscarelli and Mayor Bloomberg might think. As far as I'm concerned, there should be no restrictions other than the size of your wallet in how many firearms you possess or purchase.


  1. I suspect that you live in different worlds on many topics. I know I do.

  2. Good point Sir... GOOD point! When does the 'one gun' a month become one gun a year, or ten years...

  3. What if I want to buy a matched pair? Do I have to buy one on the last day of a month, and the other on the first day of the next? What if I want to buy a handgun and matching pistol-caliber carbine? Do I have to buy in separate months?

    Some time ago I was in a gun store. I bought what I came for, but they had another gun I liked on sale. I was able to buy it on the same day. If I'd had to wait until the next month, the sale would have been over.

    "Gun rationing" is not the answer to any real-world problem.

  4. Check this out, not only can you buy more than one a day, once you have your concealed carry permit the folks at the store don't even have to do a call-in background check on you. Such is life in Mississippi!

  5. I could go with one gun every 4 months, I don't think my budget could afford more than that. Also live in Mississippi, Castle Doctrine, No Duty to Retreat, simple but expensive CCW permits (our Dems still want to keep the "undesirables" disarmed, but it doesn't work). The local Police Dept actually has occasional Gun Safety and Self Defense classes for the public, not often enough but you have to start somewhere. I think we are down to scoring about 2 on the Brady Report Card. On the bright side, most "LIBERALS" wouldn't be caught dead here, too many rednecks and dark people.

    “Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

  6. Reminds me of William B. J. Clinton's proposal for "one gun a month". I sent him a letter, telling him I wholeheartedly agreed. I also explained that as a military retiree, I already had adopted his position: every month, upon reciept of my pension check, I go to the gun shop, and buy a new one.

    Tsgt B

  7. Good thinking, Anonymous. I bet you'll be better off than if you put the money in the bank. Like I told my broker about 5 years ago, "I wish I had had $150,000.00 worth of rifles instead of all that stock.

  8. "'Gun rationing' is not the answer to any real-world problem."

    Sure it is! "What if we can't disarm them all at once, because they might notice?"

  9. "One Gun A Month" (OGAM) laws only make sense at all in "supply" states. Nobody goes to NY to buy a bunch of guns (indeed if they go anywhere).

    The reason anti-gunners try for OGAM laws is because they can only be enforced by registering all sales - which is what they really want.

  10. I think politicians should be limited to one bill a month. They do far more harm than guns.