Or at least, the ones who catch him lying and stealing. You see, reporters caught him plagiarizing great chunks of his recent “book”, and when he was pressed on the matter, he wished aloud that he could duel with them. Dueling is, of course, two pissed-off people with weapons, trying to kill each other. So, Senator Paul is publicly announcing his desire to murder anyone who catches him breaking the law.
That, friends, is the Tea Party summed up; and, to a large extent, the “Republican” party as well. They want to do whatever they want, whenever they want, to whomever they want, and to be above the law while so doing. They think they should be allowed to silence, jail, or even murder anyone who disagrees with them, or attempts to point out the crimes they commit.
Think about Rand Paul, and his stated desire to kill people who make him look bad. Think about that when you vote.
Mr. Blunt and Cranky
Mr. Blunt and Cranky has this crazy theory, and it goes like this: the Founders were smart people who argued, haggled, debated, and In the end wrote a Constitution that said exactly what they meant. Nothing more, and nothing less. And if we don’t like something, we can bust our arses and amend it. (Yeah, a crazy notion,eh?)
But when people read the Constitution, they cherry-pick the bits and bobs they like and pretend the rest is not there, or that “the Founders were just kidding with that part”. That is not the act of a law-abiding citizen, folks. No matter if one is a Supreme Court justice or some regular schmuck, we have to respect the entire law. Including the Second Amendment.
People love the second part of the sentence, yes they do. But the first part, about the “well regulated militia”? Even Fat Tony and his posse at the S.C. tend to gloss over that bit.
The only reason to have battle-specific weapons is to fight a battle. And the only smart way to fight a battle is in an organized military group. For that matter, it is the only legal way to do it. So if you’re not in such an organization and you own and use military-style armaments, you are not in compliance with the law of the land.
Don’t like it? Pursue an amendment. But until you get one, just obey the friggin’ law.
Mr. B & C