What the Sam-hell is this world coming to? I can take the monkey business of the Republican party. With Donald at the helm, there’s no telling which way the ship is going to sail. And Hillary Clinton is just another Lurleen Wallace. And now it turns out that the libertarian vice-presidential candidate is just Joe Biden in disguise. Check this out.
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I’m talking about Gary Johnson’s vice presidential nominee Bill Weld. Weld did an interview with Revolt TV, recently, and he showed his true colors about guns.
Libertarians are supposed to uphold personal freedoms. They believe in freedom. They believe in personal freedom, freedom of choice, etc. Live Free.
But when Weld discussed his position on gun rights and implied that rifles are weapons of mass destruction, I have to wonder how he defines “free.”
His statement is true enough. Anyone who’s keeping score knows that the AK-47, globally, has killed a lot of people–way more than either of the atomic bombs dropped in WWII. But that’s not really what Weld was implying. He isn’t running for vice-president of the world.
He went on to dig his hole deeper; handguns, he said, are “worse than” rifles.
“The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses,” Weld said. “That is when they become, essentially a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15.”
Don’t ask for details here, just trust that I know a hell-of-a-lot about guns. Way too much. Weld does not. You could begin with his use of the word “clip,” or the insinuation that the standard AR-15 (or whichever military issued version of the rifle he’s imagining) is a “five-shot rifle.”
But removing a pin to make it an automatic? Weld is truly a scholar.
Still–perhaps he was just voicing his personal opinions on guns. As a libertarian, I support his right to freedom, and he’s free to think and say whatever the hell he pleases. So long as he didn’t try to push his views on the rest of the party.
But wait…. There’s more!
Just when I thought I was going to be able to laugh at Weld, he spouts off about the terrorist watch-list.
For those of you who are not up to speed on this one, there are a lot of Democrats who want to restrict gun sales to anyone on this mythical list of potential terrorists. Only problem is they’re not going to tell you if you’re on the list, or–if you are–why you’re on the list. And buying a gun might someday be grounds for being a terrorist, especially if politicians are convinced that a GLOCK is somehow worse than a weapon of mass destruction.
Weld believes that those on the list should have their personal freedoms curtailed. Shame.
So now who am I going to vote for? I wish there was a way I could just vote against people, and not for anyone. I’d feel a lot better about that.