I’ve talked about it before, people who ban guns focus on guns because they see them as a target of opportunity, but as soon as they feel they’ve made significant inroads in banning guns they will move on to banning other things. This HAS happened in the UK, and of course extends outside of things that can be used as weapons, see trans fats, salts, and happy meal toys.
I present exhibit A
Two [Boston] city councilors will propose an ordinance today that would require businesses in Boston to be licensed before they can sell knives, which officials said minors can easily buy at retailers across the city…Under city rules, knives with a blade 2 inches or longer cannot be sold to anyone under 18. But a Boston police sting operation this past week found stores violating that rule, Ross said….“Guns are heavily regulated; knives – there’s virtually no regulation,’’ he said.
I don’t think there are many “Fudd” type gun owners left, and certainly most of the “I’m a gun owner, but…” types are either not gun owners, or are working directly for the gun banners.
Still if any of you guys are out there, remember these anti-freedom creeps will not retire after they get the bans they seek, they will seek to ban ANYTHING else they don’t like or personally own. That includes your duck and deer guns, and it includes your pocket knife, or your french fries.
Guns are just ONE freedom they don’t like.