More American Asshattery

With  momentum growing at the federal level in the United States to introduce modest gun control measures like background checks for potential purchasers at gun shows and reduced access to military-style assault rifles and large magazines, I read the other day in the local daily, a handful of communities in states like Idaho, Georgia and Maine are working to pass local ordinances that would make gun ownership mandatory for their citizens.

Experts doubt the legality of such a law — although there would be exemptions which would perhaps help it pass constitutional muster. Here’s one example:

The proposal contains several exemptions for people who object to owning firearms because of personal beliefs, religious reasons or mental disability. In a statement, Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Bishop said convicted felons would also be exempted.

If you read the article, you’ll also learn about the law that South Dakota just passed permitting teachers and other school staff to carry guns in school.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

One thought on “More American Asshattery”

  1. Military-style means just that. The aesthetics of a particular gun have no bearing whatsoever on it’s lethality.

    Aside from that, thanks for sharing Gregory. I just wish that anti-gun advocates hoping for actual progress in the USA would try to restrict handguns.

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