Also known as a Volley Gun. There was one on display at the NRA Convention last weekend that has attracted much attention.
We’ve been seeing photos of this gun popping up all over the place. It’s a cool gun. It fires all seven barrels at the same time. Like a shotgun, but more effective since each Ball was fired at much higher velocity than the shotguns of the time. You can read some more about this gun here.
Many have said that these guns would be cumbersome.
That is not so.
The Nock Gun was fairly short. And while not a light weight, was certainly not too heavy to be cumbersome.
The series of films “Sharpe’s Rifles” feature a Sargent that uses one to good and dramatic effect, dropping several foes in one grand blast.
You can watch the movies here… There are 14 films, Rifles is the fist.
Certainly a surprising Pro-Gun attitude from Richard Dreyfuss.
However the Shall Not Be Infringed, while shockingly clear, is misunderstood by Mr. Dreyfuss. Voting is a Right. Free Speech is a Right. Gun Owning and Bearing is a Right. Driving a Car, however, is a Privilege. There is a difference. Because The State has the right to determine who can operate a Motor Vehicle on public roads. Applying the same model to Guns means that Guns become a Privilege.
Also, he seems to think that SOME guns are okay… while OTHERS are Bad and should be locked up and controlled by someone other than the Owner. This is where things fall apart and shows that Mr. Dreyfuss has a way to go in understanding the very reasons for the Second Amendment.
Also, the Second Amendment is not written poorly, or vaguely. It is very clear. It’s just allowed to be argued because it’s rude to call someone ignorant of their own language. Let me break it down into a common interpretation for those in Portland Oregon. The Second Amendment says:
“Because we have to have a well regulated Militia, the right to keep and bear guns shall not be infringed.”
Because the people just had a war against a well regulated militia. It’s those Militias that are the worry… The spear point of a Government. The people need guns to keep the Militia and the Government in Check. Notice how the Second Amendment mentions Militia, but doesn’t mention Self Defense or Sport or Hunting? Because those things are a Given. Taken for Granted like growing vegetables and chopping wood to get ready for winter… Everyone did that because that was the way of life.
And regardless of the interpretation because of bad English skills… the last sentence is absolutely very clear. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. It’s not “Shall be Debated.” “Shall be Regulated.” SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Period.
There is something definitely wrong with George Zimmerman. The man isn’t thinking clearly.
His incident with Travon Martin shows bad judgment. The actions were shown in court to be not illegal, but were not wise either.
Then the incident with his wife… bringing his girlfriend with him to the house. Again, drastically unwise. And now with this girlfriend – pregnant girlfriend. Allegedly pointing a gun at her and throwing her out of her home while she’s on the phone with 911.
GZ has a problem with his decision making process. The part of the brain that does the Threat Assessment processing clearly isn’t working. Cost vs Benefit. Actions vs Accountability. None of that seems to be working in his head.
One incident (The Travon Martin one specifically) doesn’t legally effect the other… remember that GZ was found innocent by law. However there is the big picture that shows a pattern of poor judgment. Which will be used by the Anti-Gun Main Stream Media against gun owners. Poor judgment isn’t a felony on its own. If it was, 90% of Congress would be behind bars.
This is important because the media is branding GZ as the Self Defense Poster Boy. In the eyes of the Media, he is the example of the Stand Your Ground law and arguments are going to slide in that direction. Any self defense case that can be, will be compared to GZ. To counter that in the court of public opinion, either in conversations at work or online, you need to be armed with some truths and other examples… better examples.
Allow me to give you a source of good examples.
Lessons from an Armed America, by my good friends Mark Walters and Kathy Jackson. Cases of self defense, all documented, showing how guns save lives. Join the USCCA, get the Concealed Carry Magazine. Such stories are in every issue. Read them.
Also, watch the news and look at the cases where good triumphed over evil because Good was prepared and armed.
We can’t let the opposition use one guy as an example of how gun owners are… that we are all like GZ. We need to show that WE are the Main Stream America. We are the norm. When GZ comes up, turn the conversation to another example of Self Defense in the right.
May 3-5 is the NRA Convention in Houston, TX. I’m going to be there. Mark Walters of Armed American Radio is going to be there. We’re going to have some fun and if you read my Blog and Listen to the radio show – We want to meet you.