More and more, it’s getting harder to tell parody from… someone being serious. Latest case in point: this gun ammunition control LtE.
Letter — Control ammunition to control guns
Automatic weapons with performance very similar to the AR15 have been known since a patent was issued to Remington in about 1918. See: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedersen_device)
That’s factually wrong on so many points.
- automatic weapons similar in performance to the semi-auto AR-15
- machine guns since 1918??
- the Pedersen device was a machine gun???
Full auto differs greatly from semi-auto.
Pinning down the “first” machine gun is tricky, given the gradual evolution of firearm firing multiple rounds at a time… since the 16th century at least. Probably the first practical, commercial machine gun was the Maxim Gun in 1884, not decades later in 1918.
The Pedersen device? A semi-auto conversion for the Springfield ’03. Not a machine gun even by the most warped ATF decision.
At this point, Mr. Ligon pulled out his shovel and started digging.
But really the problem is that it’s not actually a matter of controlling the guns. Guns do nothing without ammunition. But the government seems to have no interest in controlling ammunition.
Ah! We don’t need gun control; we just need to control ammunition (which magically isn’t gun control. Oh. Wait…
If you fix things so that if you have all guns registered then in order to buy ammunition you need to produce this registration.
I’m pretty effin’ sure universal firearm/owner registration is gun control. (And will Ligon volunteer to canvas the ‘hoods to register gangbangers’ unlawfully possessed firearms?)
Forget the shovel. Pickaxe? Nah. Ligon goes full backhoe.
I suggested many years ago that we tag our ammunition with compounds that produce very strong odors and are not dangerous themselves. Such compounds exist but no one chooses to use them. If such materials were used we would know when someone was using “legal” ammunition, If you did not use legal ammunition you could be arrested.
Lemme wrap my head around this. Legal ammo would stink. Illegal ammo would not. Ammo that doesn’t stink would be probable cause for arrest.
So… presumably walking around with no firearm visible (presumed conceal carry) without stinking would be probably cause as well.
Gonna be a bitch for the nonputrescent noncarriers getting busted left and right.
He even tosses in the semi- (or is that full-) obligatory Public Broadcasting Service reference, so you’ll know where he gets his reliable data.
This either near-masterful parody of an ignorant victim-disarmer, or the real thing. I can no longer reliably tell the difference.