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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