Debating the AR-15

The following debate originally took place on the Facebook wall of family…

Zayvier B.: This isn’t meant to spark any sort of mass argument, but only to expand a field of view. You cannot deny the use of the AR-15 as the primary weapon of more than half of our nation’s mass showings. With that being said, I want someone to tell me a use that only can come from an AR-15 that would demand it be kept in the homes of citizenry, and is a use ONLY the AR can fulfill

RaynReturning fire at one of these mass shooters you mention? As you said yourself, “[y]ou cannot deny the use of an AR-15 as the primary weapon in more than half of” these types of attacks.

Zayvier B.: Wrong, an AR isn’t the sole item that could be used to deter or defeat a shooter.

Rayn: I said “returning fire,” not “deter,” nor “defeat,” and I meant it in the most literal sense, imaginable…

Zayvier B.: I understand that, but my point was to state what makes the AR something so important and gives it a quality only it has. Any firearm could be used to return fire at any kind of assailant

RaynThen, my question is this: as an innocent human being (also, never charged with domestic violence, nor any felony) that would be engaging in peaceful activity (meaning that there is no actual victim) if I seek to obtain the firearm of my choice, what gives anyone else, but me, jurisdiction over my actions? Why am I to be restricted, so as not to have the exact weapon to defend myself that the criminal easily has at his disposal? Truly, “what makes the AR something so important” that I can’t use one to defend against one?

Government: Professionally Regulating Peaceful People into Poverty and Prison, While Forcing Payment for Criminal “Service”

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Judge Upholds Vegetable Garden Ban in South Florida:
http://watchdog.org/274453/judge-vegetable-garden/

() A Florida circuit court judge upheld a local ordinance Thursday banning front yard vegetable gardens in the Village of Miami Shores.

The ruling is the latest development in a case where local officials forced an otherwise peaceful couple to uproot their garden of 17 years.

The decision is a “blow to property rights,” according to the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm. The judgment extends throughout the South Florida community.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Government: professionally regulating peaceful people into poverty and prison, while forcing them to pay for the criminal “service”…

American Government Orders Hundreds of Millions of Pounds of Food to be Destroyed Every Year

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following captioned photo, being shared by an acquaintance from here, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Santucci Farm – Traverse City Cherries: These cherries are beautiful! But, we have to dump 14% of our tart cherry crop on the ground to rot. Why? So we can allow the import of 200 million pounds of cherries from overseas! It just doesn’t seem right. What do you think? Please share this on your Facebook page🍒🍒🍒. Just to let everyone know we are not allowed to donate or in any way use diverted cherries. I have people who would buy them if I could sell them. Also these are tart cherries with a very short shelf life

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My CommentaryUS Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop:
http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/us-government-orders-farmers-to-destroy-30-million-pounds-of-their-own-crop/

And, during the “Great Depression,” the State ordered hundreds of millions of pounds of food be destroyed to artificially boost market prices, even while millions of Americans spent years starving.

THIS is the Nature of the State…

Circular Reasoning, Statist Edition Series: Example 2

I originally posted the following artwork and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

"The corporations control the government, so we need more government to regulate..." (Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, "We the Individuals")

“The corporations control the government, so we need more government to regulate…”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “We the Individuals“)

My CommentaryCircular reasoning: “The corporations control the government, so we need more government to regulate the corporations control the government, so we need more government to regulate the corporations control the government…” *head spins*

(note: be sure to check out part 1 of this series)