The National Rifle Association (NRA) has entered the private automobile market with the announcement of the first gun that is also a car by President Wayne LaPierre.
“It’s a fully functional vehicle you can use to get around but it’s also a firearm so you don’t need to register it and can take it anywhere except into some classrooms which we are working on.”
Since its primary status as a gun is protected under the Second Amendment, LaPierre says all the usual restrictions associated with driving simply fall away.
“Sidewalks, public plazas, and restaurants without posted notices – they are all fair game to drive your guncar on or into.”
Another advantage is that if you harm anyone with your guncar, either by shooting them or getting drunk and running them over, the manufacturer or bar can’t be sued and you will likely not face prosecution.
“If you’re a dangerous driver with a paranoid fear of the government, the guncar is for you.”
Only quotes himself – what an authority on the subject!
Well… except for the fact that your imaginative image shows a gun with a bore of several inches making it a destructive device. So the manufacturer will require a type 10 FFL, and dealerships will need a type 9. Buyers will have to pass background checks, buy a tax stamp, register the weapon with the feds, and be subject to ATF inspections. But for folks totally ignorant of existing law, this might be funny.
look to your side – it’s the point you missed whizzing by!
What missed point? The one where the author thinks that guns are unregulated, and that’s what the NRA wants? Guns — and especially NFA items — are heavily regulated, and the NRA signed off on that (and the GCA of ’68, and the FOPA of ;86, and the Brady Bill background checks…). The NRA has helped write gun control laws, and stopped loosening of laws… then conducted fundraising campaigns to “fight” the very situations they helped create.
Again, NFA items not the point (just as tanks and ICBMs aren’t). Firearms are grossly under-regulated in the United States by comparison with other nations who (surprise!) have far less problems with gun violence.
Every time time I see the claim tjhat firearms are “grossly under-regulated” I know I’m talking to someone with no idea how heavily regulated firearms actually are. Here are a few links you should read, assuming you want to learn.
Trolling for sensible fishing laws.*
A hint of the extent of regulation
Damned weak gun laws
For those who like to compare cars and guns
By the Numbers
Comparing crimes rates and gun laws between countries
For that matter, maybe you should start with a firearms primer