C'mon, Mr. Big Expert, define it. You're against 'em, so you must know what they are.
Tell me, please, what constitutes an "illegal gun?"
Peter Vogt, founder and un-elected Chairman of the Board of a self-defined "NRA alternative," except it's a for-profit enterprise which does not extend voting rights to members, pretty much the opposite of NRA, keeps saying, "I am against illegal guns," but he won't say what that'd be. Un-taxed full-autos and short-barreled shotguns? AOWs-without-record? Visible concealed-carry sidearms in his state of residence (Texas, where the sight of a legally-carried handgun, like the sight of a Victorian ankle, is considered shocking and A Matter for the Police)?
Guns for anyone except him and his friends?
Thanks to Bitter and Sebastian, who've been all over this nest of vipers. Look, you want a gun rights organization with a big tent, you've got the NRA; if you want a nice commercial pro-gun outfit, try GunUp. If you want Astroturf? Peter Vogt's American Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc., just like ASHA before them.
Personally, I think you could swap 'em even for a bucket of warm spit (or whatever) stole off John Nance Garner's porch on a hot August day, but maybe that's just me.
Some days I weep for Texas; but it's a big state and it had rattlesnakes aplenty from Day One. What's one or two more?
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