After our tour, we hauled down to Avon on Hatteras Island to sit on the beach, eat some gen-u-wine North Carolina seafood and stare at the beach girls...scratch that...I would never do anything that sexist, as it might jeaprodize my chances in running against the incumbent b-HO in five years...how about, gazed longingly while musing on our lost youth?
Cool thing...I'm out on the fishing pier at Avon, which is pretty much about 5 miles from East Jesus, Nowhere, when a guy came up to me and said, "You know, this is the last place on earth I expected to run into you." I wonder what the first place was? Heck, a fishing pier on Hatteras is as good a place as any, one supposes. Anyway, I got to sign an autograph, which makes me feel truly blessed.
In the meantime, check out Dave Kopel's piece on the U.N. war again guns, which is always simmering on a burner at the U.N. Official Cesspool in New York City:
Despite protestations to the contrary, the U.N. remains quite interested in constricting lawful gun ownership. Consider, for example, the United Nations Disarmament Programme's publication, How to Guide: The Small Arms and Light Weapons Legislation. The publication touts the importance of international "harmonisation" of gun laws. According to the United Nations:It's important to know the U.N. flag, because one day you'll probably be either saluting it or fighting against it...
Citizens should only be allowed to own guns if they are given a government permit, and the permit should only be issued if there is a "good reason" for posssession or or "genuine need."
In particular, permits to own guns for self defense should not be issued unless the applicant proves that he is in immediate danger.
The law requires "safe storage", which means that firearms should be disassembled and the ammunition ammo stored separately.
There should be frequent renewal procedures to assure the owner's continued eligibility. A good example is provided by Australia, which for most gun owners (except farmers) requires membership in a sports club, and participation in a minimum number of shooting events annually.
A firearms license should be contingent on the consent of the person's spouse or former partner.
All firearms should be registered on a centralized computer system.
The home and vehicles of a gun owner should be subject to official inspection "at will."