Friday, May 2, 2014

Gun rights activists threaten Maryland Gun Shop Owner

And while we are on the topic of "getting away with murder" laws and gun fanatics who want to test the limits of those laws: let's look at the case of Andy Raymond, owner of Engage Armaments, who wanted to sell the Armatix iP1 handgun, but ended up backing down due to threats made against him, his girlfriend, and even his dog.

Dude, I can relate.  Although, I have to admit that actual threats of physical violence from the "pro-gun" crowd don't reflect well on them.  And it would really hurt the "gun rights" cause if they decide to "Second Amendment" on of their perceived enemies.

And in the case of Andy Raymond, he is indeed a perceived enemy since this is a person who sells custom assault rifles.  In fact, his reason for selling the iP1 was that he thought people should have that option.  In fact, he thought more people might warm up to gun ownership if the possibility of accidental injury were reduced.

Of course, that's not how the "pro-gun" side sees this whole thing. Anything which might infringe the right of a disqualified person from access to a firearm is something which should be viewed with suspicion: even if it comes from someone who is so obviously "pro-gun" that you would need to be a total gun loon to not see it.

In fact, Andy may just have learned the difference between a gun loon and a responsible gun owner.

The problem with this topic is that some people are too swayed by their emotions (gun loons) that they cannot tell the difference between reality and their fears.

And, boy are they one crowd who is scared shitless.

And they have guns.

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