- Location: Austin, Texas
- Joined: June 2013
If you're going to grandfather everything everyone is producing in their living room you might as well give up the pretense of controlling anything because you in fact control nothing.
The Kaiser's antique machine guns kill a person just as dead as the new aluminum and polymer devices. The 9/11 folks managed just fine with box cutters.
I have a friend whose collection consists largely of WWI Maxim machine guns. He has cases and cases of 8MM Mauser ammo for them left over from the Kaiser's Reichwehr. Fully functional Gatling guns from the 19th century regularly show up at machine gun shoots, but beyond that nobody need ever buy a firearm from a dealer again as they can now be computer printed or machined without government knowledge in the comfort of your own living room and by the way, polymer and aluminum guns like Glocks and ARs don't rust.
Don't hold your breath waiting for firearms to go away until a better device is developed to replace them.
You evidently are not familiar with chaos theory. Builders have a saying that's rather Taoist, "Water always wins." Whatever "rational" construction humanity devises to alter the natural activity and power of water will eventually succumb to that force. That's not feeling, its just unemotional reality.
So it is with tyranny and tyrants. They all eventually and inevitably succumb to the exquisitely ordered disorder that is freedom no matter how rational they believe their "thousand year empires" to be.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert... near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Attempting to disarm the armed can be a non habit forming activity as many who have tried have found out, besides, who is going to do it, your disarmed peers, or is there some special kind of robot you trust more than people?
Federal money goes to pay federal projects, the largest federal project being the Department of Defense which is supported by Republicans and vilified by Democrats. Guess who's support in congress is needed to pass those appropriations and who's districts are going to reap the most federal money as a result?