#2 Son: $15! Can I get one? I'll use my own money!Right quick on the uptake, that lad.
Me: Sorry, the Gun Control laws don't allow kids to own guns.
#2 Son: But kids get them anyway.
Me: So what does that tell you about Gun Control laws?
#2 Son: They don't work?
Me: Well, you don't have an AK-47, do you? Pretty effective at controlling that. So who do you think that Gun Control laws are aimed at?
#2 Son: (realization dawning) @#$%!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Who do you think that Gun Control laws are aimed at?
Overheard Chez Borepatch. The scene: #2 Son (age 13) and I are watching Weaponology, the episode about automatic weapons. One of the people interviewed, when discussing the AK-47, mentioned that you can buy these in the marketplace in Mogadishu for $15.