Friday, September 30, 2011

A good comment on Gunwalker

If someone can tell me the difference between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sons of Anarchy, I'd sure like to hear it. I don't know if you've seen the show Sons of Anarchy - it's a biker gang that runs guns. Gosh! I actually don't understand the difference between Sons of Anarchy and ATF. They both run guns. They both don't pay attention to the national borders. They both don't care who the collateral damage is.


Matthew Walker said...

You're not paying the bikers' salaries, and if they kick your door down, you have some legal recourse.

See? They're not the same at all.

Sigivald said...

Another difference - the Sons of Anarchy can't buy machineguns, legally and aboveboard, without any hassles or waits or (significant) extra paperwork.

(If any of their members aren't felons or drug users or otherwise prohibited, I suppose the individual could - at a vastly higher price, because they can only buy pre-86 guns...

New machineguns don't cost any more than new non-machineguns, really, if you can get Government prices.)

Anonymous said...

SoA is a capitalist enterprise. They're in it for the money. It is, to at least some degree, legal to defend yourself against them, and they can be called into court and imprisoned if convicted.

ATF is a socialist enterprise. They're in it for the control. It is mostly illegal to defend yourself against them, and they consider themselves above the law.

(Incidentally, I tried to comment over at onlygunsandmoney using OpenID/Wordpress to login, as I did here. My comment was silently discarded, a frequent occurrence with OpenID, which I hate.)