I’ve been seeing this yahoo around the web for a while now. Overall he’s an internet troll, but he’s an internet troll with some pretty lofty aspirations.
the Manteca resident is seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress with his primary campaign platform being the repeal of the Second Amendment and any pre-existing doctrine of natural law, common-law or laws under state constitutions that allow the right to keep and bear arm.
Now Joe has some interesting observations on that:
He also ignores the fact that the 2nd Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights and said Bill of Rights was a requirement for the agreement to enter into the Union. Hence if the 2nd Amendment were to be “repealed” would that mean that the states are no longer bound by the agreement to be a part of the union?
An interesting question, but let’s play Devil’s advocate and say that all he’d need to get his wish is to convene a constitutional convention and convince them to repeal the 2nd Amendment.
I’m pretty comfortable saying “I double-dog-dare-you”. Also if he’s successful at that I’m wondering what he thinks will happen next? Do you think the gunnies will cooperate?
So let’s kick this fool a tad more, shall we?
Barkley, though, has no qualms with individuals exercising the privilege to possess weapons to protect themsleves. To address that he’s proposing a constitutional amendment that would impose an annual tax on every firearm in a household. Taxes would start at $10 for the first firearm, $20 for the second firearm, $30 for the third firearm, $100 each for the fourth through ninth firearms and $1,000 each for any firearm in excess of nine.
Yeah he has no problems with people owning a gun (of course its a privilege in his eyes not a right), you just need to pay! Now do you notice an omission? Like what the money is for? I suspect he doesn’t say because he really doesn’t care, you see its a punitive tax. You you have a bunch of guns you should pay a bunch of money! You see its a privilege, and guns should be a plaything of the rich rather than a tool that poor people can use to defend themselves in the gang-infested welfare ghettos that “Progressives” like Mr. Barkley have created. Oh but the rabbit hole goes deeper!
And under his proposed amendment should a firearm be lost or stolen it would result in a $1,000 penalty with the penalty rescinded or refunded if the firearm is recovered. But there’s a big caveat to that: If the firearm is used in the commission of a felony then an additional $1,000 penalty will be imposed.
Interesting little system. Here’s a litmus that popped into my mind. Can you think of any other punitive system in existence today?
I know somebody who was charged for having his car stolen, but that was because he left the car idling in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot while he got coffee with the doors unlocked. I don’t know if I agree with that law, but essentially the law makes it illegal to leave your car in a way that invites theft. Still no such exception. If somebody breaks through your locked door, and steals a gun from a locked safe you’re still fucked.
Why on guns? Why the “progressive” mantra of “The Gun is Different Because the gun is different!”?
Why wouldn’t the same law apply if a carving knife of mine was stolen and used as a robbery weapon? Well besides the obvious: “Progressives” use kitchen knives, and hate being subject to the rules they impose on others.
Oh and for LOLS:
Already his proposals are drawing fire from critics on his blog at mikeb303000.blogspot.com
Interesting since the “MikeB” I assume they are speaking of is one Mike Bonomo who lives in Rome, and likely isn’t eligible to run for any US Public office. Also Mr. Bonomo doesn’t believe anybody should own guns for any reason….unless its for the commission of crimes.
Also that above URL isn’t a real blog. Layers of editorial oversight.
Needless to say I have no fear of somebody like Mike Barkley, as he appears to make Alvin Greene look gifted.
Good luck Mike, even in a crooked and reality-divorced state like California you’ll have a really hard time selling your big pile of crazy!