A conversation about gun ownership

BY PGF
9 months, 3 weeks ago

Tennessee Republican Fudd Explains:

The basics

Many are familiar with basic weapons handguns, rifles, shotguns, and machine guns.

Gill (Bo Gill, chair of the Bedford County [TN] Republican Party and a self-described “amateur gunsmith,”) said firearms are broadly categorized into two main types: automatic and semi-automatic. The difference lies in their firing mechanisms, which significantly impact their functionality and practical applications.

Semi-automatic firearms are designed to fire one round with each pull of the trigger. After firing, the expended cartridge is ejected, and a fresh round is automatically loaded into the firing chamber for the next shot. Unlike automatic firearms, the trigger must be released and pulled again to fire subsequent rounds.

For reference, the transgender shooter at The Covenant School used a semi-automatic, which is the most common type used for recent mass shootings.

“Any semi-automatic firearm cannot be readily converted into an automatic firearm,” though bump stocks, which the 2016 Las Vegas shooter used, can mimic an automatic.

Automatic firearms, commonly known as machine guns, are capable of firing rounds continuously as long as the trigger remains depressed. These firearms use the energy from each fired round to automatically load and fire subsequent rounds without the need for additional manual manipulation.

Often automatic weapons are $10,000 and up and not readily available in gun stores but are available online.

You know it’s coming, or it wouldn’t be a “news” article. Ah, yes, the, however!

However, like some gun owners, Gill agrees, “I don’t think automatic firearms have a place anywhere but war. They’re not practical and they’re a waste of ammo.”

It’s a Bill of Limited Ammo Use. What he’s saying is that the government should have a sole monopoly on force. He’s for self-defense and “sporting,” which is a totally made-up word. But he misses the purpose of the Second Amendment if he thinks the government is the only acceptable entity to make war. That’s scary to the modern weak, prissy Western man of which America has an epidemic.

There is also much discussion around “military-style” weapons.

Gill explains, “Visual resemblances do not necessarily indicate an increase in functionality or lethality beyond that of other semi-automatic firearms.”

Military-style firearms, also referred to as “assault weapons,” feature certain cosmetic characteristics that resemble firearms used by military or law enforcement agencies. These features can include folding or collapsible stocks, pistol grips, flash suppressors, and detachable magazines, among others.

The article indicates those are not “genuine” firearms. Only Fudd purposes are genuine.

Then there are genuine firearms that come in a multitude of designs and models, serving various purposes such as self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, and collecting.

Gill explained, in an opinion letter he wrote in 2020, that, “It is important to evaluate the firearm’s functional characteristics rather than solely relying on its appearance to determine its intended purpose or danger level.

He said, “The main thing is the guns are not the issue. It’s the intent, the person that does it.”

The intent of a person, in Western Jurisprudence, is determined solely by courts of law in a trial by jury. Red Flag laws are a usurpation of the right to a fair trial. You can’t possibly know the intent of somebody or their mental condition. You could, however, stop giving psychotropic mind and mood-altering chemicals falsely labeled as medicine (which they are not) to people.

“Now the ease of mentally ill getting a gun, it could be tightened.” Gill added, “I think private sales is something that could be done more responsibility.”

Who get’s to define mentally ill? What is the definition?

He explained those purchasing firearms in private sales are asked for the receipt, name, and number. This information is then run through the sheriff’s office.

If you’re in Tennessee you should check to make sure, but I don’t think that’s the law. You need to verify TN state residency with a Driver’s License.

“That is what a law-abiding citizen should do,” said Gill. “But, see, that’s not going to happen with ‘no guns allowed.’ All the responsible gun owners are going to put their guns back and that’s going to create soft targets.”

Often, places that do not allow for guns on the premises, such as schools, some churches, and movie theatres, are the targets of mass shootings.

“I don’t think the solution is taking away guns. It’s a societal issue that independent families have to fix,” said Gill.

Disarmed men create soft targets. There’s more at the link. Anyway, what’s the rule? Never talk to the press! The guy probably feels bad. I’m certain they mischaracterized some of what he said, but some are quoted. He’s a Fudd.


Comments

  1. On July 2, 2023 at 10:43 pm, Archer said:

    Fudd Gill missed an important point: I don’t think automatic firearms have a place anywhere but war.

    I bet he is fine with domestic police departments and federal agents having automatic firearms.

    Who are they at war with?

  2. On July 2, 2023 at 10:58 pm, 21stCenturyCassandra said:

    The autopsy and toxicology report on Audrey Hale, the Nashville “trans” mass murderer. The lab work was clean for “drugs of abuse” like opioids, cannabis, alcohol, benzodiazepines. They DIDN’T EVEN TEST for SSRIs or other psychotropic drugs, although these are linked to over 90% of “mass shootings”. These drugs all have FDA “Black Box” warnings due to increased risk of suicide and/or violence.

    Paul Glasco has an excellent book on this topic, “How To Make A Monster: A Sensible Look At Rampage Killers”. The majority of these “rampage killers” (in Mr. Glasco’s term) come from broken homes (usually absent fathers), are bullied, and are on powerful psych meds.

  3. On July 3, 2023 at 12:11 am, Dan said:

    Anyone who says “I support the Second Amendment, but…” doesn’t. Their statements, thoughts and opinions are irrelevant.

  4. On July 3, 2023 at 3:22 am, Aesop said:

    Bedford County Republicans have some housecleaning to do.

    Starting with removing the closet Democommunist from the GOP county chairmanship, and doing it hard enough to leave bootprints in his @$$.

    Pour encourager les autres..

  5. On July 3, 2023 at 7:52 am, Don W Curton said:

    Automatic weapons are available online? Really? I’m not going click that link.

    What I really want to know is how an 18 year old nobody in Uvalde, with no job, no money, no car, has thousands of dollars available to buy multiple weapons right before shooting up a school. You want to keep weapons away from potentially dangerous people, then tell the frigging FBI to quit handing them out like halloween candy to all the wind-up toys out there.

  6. On July 3, 2023 at 7:38 pm, George said:

    flufferdoodle!

  7. On July 4, 2023 at 11:26 am, Ned said:

    Just yesterday I saw a twitter post from a “former military” Texas fudd, in which he videoed himself breaking up his fudd guns with a hammer because “there’s too many guns”. Now claims to be “gun free.”

    This is an excellent tactic for all fudds who say “I support the 2nd Amendment, but…” Disarm yourself and post it to the internet. You’ll be safe then.

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