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A century of “Common Sense Gun Laws” on Airstrip One:
1920 – In the interest of public safety, all firearm owners must be licensed.
1937 – Personal defense is no longer a valid reason for a firearms license. “Firearms cannot be regarded as a suitable means of protection and may be a source of danger.” (Which, I believe, is the IngSoc equivalent of “No one needs an AR-15.”)
1968 – All rifles and pistols must be registered with the Government in the interest of public safety.
1988 – For the good of public safety, semi-automatic rifles are banned. Shotguns must be registered.
1997 – Thank you for registering your guns. Now turn them in or go to prison. Because public safety.
2018 – Knife violence is out of control. “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”
I am told the slippery slope is a fallacy, but damn if it doesn’t look like our British cousins slid right down one. So, what’s next? Outlaw hammers and bottles? Outlaw sharp pointy sticks? Outlaw rocks? Outlaw weightlifting because big, strong men are intimidating?
Note to leftists; this is why no one believes you when you claim you don’t want to confiscate guns.
P.S. With London’s crime rate now exceeding New York City’s, the Metropolitan Police Department is tasking nearly 1,000 officers to investigate people who make politically incorrect comments in social media.Published in