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Some Thoughts on Security

I have to take my shoes off at the airport because of some incident 15 years ago that we’ve all forgotten. But a mentally unstable person with religious hallucinations who was on an FBI watch list can buy an AR-15 assault rifle and enough ammo to commit the worst mass murder in U.S. history. This isn’t a proportional response to terror. Let’s start with banning the AR-15 assault rifle nationwide (as it already is in California). The Second Amendment is not absolute, I’m willing to take my chances with the Supreme Court.


It’s not the trans people in the bathroom who are the threat. It isn’t, ever. It’s the straight man with the AR-15 assault rifle. Over, and over, and over again. Democrats (because Republicans certainly won't): Show some courage and ban the AR-15. There is no legitimate need for non-LEO/military use.


So, we’ve been trying this Second Amendment thing for a few hundred years. And when the muskets were pieces of shit it was okay. But now that people on FBI wat…